Martin Leutbecher

Principal Scientist
Research Department, Earth System Modelling Section, Model Uncertainty Group


Martin Leutbecher works on the methodology of ensemble forecasting with a focus on the representation of uncertainties in the initial conditions and the model.

Professional interests:
  • Dynamics and physical processes in the Earth System
  • Numerical weather prediction
  • Representation of model uncertainties
  • Initial conditions for ensembles
  • Evaluation of ensemble forecasts
  • Atmospheric predictability
Career background:
  • Team leader Model Uncertainty, ECMWF 2016-present
  • Team leader Medium-range ensemble prediction, ECMWF 2013-2016
  • Principal Scientist, ECMWF 2011-present
  • Senior Scientist, ECMWF 2002-2011
  • Visiting Scientist CNRM, Meteo-France 2001-2002
  • Consultant, ECMWF 1999-2002
  • Postdoc at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen 1998-1999