Mark Curtis

Radar Scientific Software Engineer

Current work and responsibilities

Mark Curtis specializes in the development of operational weather radar applications. He is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of various radar quality control, quantitative precipitation estimation, nowcasting and visualization applications. As a C++ software engineer with a background in Air Traffic Control systems, he has a keen interest in both radar and operational software systems.

A large part of Mark's role is to assist with the transition of research concepts and algorithms into software which can be deployed operationally. His current areas of responsibility include software development of the Rainfields QC/QPE suite, the Short-Term Ensemble Prediction System (STEPS) model, and the 3D-Rapic radar visualisation platform.

Mark is a member of the WMO's Inter-Programme Expert Team on Operational Weather Radar (IPET-OWR). As part of this team he contributes towards the standardization of formats and mechanisms used to achieve international weather radar data exchange.

Career background

Education
  • 2005: RMIT University, Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering)
  • 2005: RMIT University, Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science)
Professional positions
  • 2015–present: Radar Scientific Software Engineer, Research and Development, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2010–2015: Senior Software Engineer, Research and Development, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008–2010: Senior Software Engineer, Air Systems Division, Thales Australia, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006–2008: Software Engineer, Air Systems Division, Thales Australia, Melbourne, Australia
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Mark Curtis

Expertise
  • Operational Weather Radar
  • Nowcasting
  • Radar Visualization
  • Software Engineering
Publications
- Full CV
Committees
  • WMO Inter Programme Expert Team on Operational Weather Radar (IPET-OWR)
  • WMO Task Team on Weather Radar Data Exchange (TT-WRDE)
  • BOM Technical Advisory Group - Radar (TAG-R)