Inna Polichtchouk

Scientist
Research Department, Earth System Modelling Section, Numerical Methods Group

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Summary: 

Inna joined numerical methods group at ECMWF in September 2018. Her research focuses on improving the representation of resolved dynamical processes in the IFS dynamical core.

Professional interests: 
  • Dynamical core development: improving the representation of resolved dynamical processes in high resolution models
  • Large-scale dynamics
  • Gravity wave dynamics: resolved and parametrized
  • Stratospheric  modelling, and, stratosphere-troposphere interactions
  • Planetary atmospheres
Career background: 

EMPLOYMENT:

  • Nov 2016 - Sep 2018: ECMWF
    Visiting Scientist, Earth System Modelling Section
  • Aug 2014-Sep 2018: Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
    Post Doctoral Research Associate
    Principal Investigator: Ted Shepherd

 EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Oct 2010 - Dec 2014: PhD at Queen Mary, University of London, UK
    Department: School of Physics and Astronomy.
    Thesis: Baroclinic Jets on “Other” Jupiters and Earths
    Advisor: James Y-K Cho
  • Sep 2006 - Jun 2010: MSci at Queen Mary, University of London, UK
    Department: Mathematics with Statistics
    Thesis: Baroclinic Instability on Hot Extrasolar Giant Planets
    Advisor: James Y-K Cho
  • Jun 2009 - Aug 2009:  Internship in Data Assimilation at the Met Office, UK
    Role: Investigated generation of global background error covariance matrices via ensemble-driven methods for implementation in four dimensional variational data assimilation.
  • Jun 2008 - Aug 2008: Internship in the Health Team at the Met Office, UK
    Role: Analysed the impact of Finnish weather on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients using statistical methods.

TEACHING AND SUPERVISION:

  • Apr 2018 - July 2018: Supervisor of MSc project at the University of Reading.
  • Oct 2017 - Jan 2018: Principal investigator (together with Ted Shepherd) of Nick Byrne at the University of Reading.
  • Jan 2013: Guest lecturer for the Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical Disks module, Queen Mary University of London.
  • Oct 2010-Jun 2014: Teaching assistant for the following modules: Complex Variables, Calculus I & II,
    Introduction to Mathematical Computing, Differential Equations, Our Universe and Mathematical Techniques III. Queen Mary, University of London
External recognitions: 
  • Associate editor for MWR
  • Award for Excellence from the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. 1000 GBP.
  • Reviewer for Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Climate Dynamics, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, JAMES, MWR, Astrophysical Journal, and Planetary and Space Science
  • Organizer of the Momentum Budget and its Role in Weather and Climate Workshop, Apr 2015.
  • Affiliate member at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics programme in Wave-Flow Interaction in Geophysics, Climate, Astrophysics, and Plasmas, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Travel grants from: Royal Astronomical Society, UK Space Agency/STFC , CR Barber Trust Fund, Royal Meteorological Society Legacies Fun, Queen Mary, University of London Postgraduate Research Fun, Institute of Physics
  • The Emil Aaltonen Foundation Young Researcher Grant to fund PhD, awarded for 2010-2013 but declined to take up STFC funded PhD studentship.
  • Westfield Trust Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Mathematics – awarded for three consecutive years, 2008, 2009 & 2010.

INVITED TALKS/SEMINARS:

  • Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
  • University of Reading, Reading, UK
  • ECMWF, Reading, UK
  • MPI for Physics and Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
  • University of Oxford, AOPP, UK
  • City University, London, UK
  • University of Exeter, UK
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Contact Details:
inna . polichtchoukecmwf . int