Antje Weisheimer

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Antje Weisheimer

Senior NCAS Research Fellow

I am a Senior Research Fellow of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). My interests are mainly model-based weather and climate forecasts and the uncertainties associated with them.

Areas of interest:

  • Predictability and reliability of weather and climate on time scales of days, weeks, months, seasons and years
  • Assessing model uncertainty in weather and climate forecasts
  • Seamless prediction of weather and climate
  • Multi-decadal variability in the climate system and its predictability

I hold a joint position as a senior scientist at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Reading where I mainly work on seasonal forecasts.


For more research details, see the Predictability group pages. For more general information, see the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) institute pages.

Funded research projects in progress:

  • EUCP (European Climate Predictions), EC H2020, Dec 2017 to Nov 2021, will work with users of climate information to develop a regional climate prediction and projection system based on high-resolution climate models for Europe, to support climate adaptation and mitigation decisions for the coming decades. The system will be able to take account of new climate information, such as that produced for the next IPCC assessment, or the latest near-term decadal climate predictions as they become available. Work package leader of WP Towards a seamless near term European climate prediction system.
    people: Dr. Chris O'Reilly and Dr. Daniel Befort

    EUCP WP5 workshop: Global climate projections, decadal predictions and high-resolution regional projections for Europe

    23-25 June 2020, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

    The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss ongoing work within EUCP on the following topics:

    • comparison of the different prediction/projection systems and their added values
    • methodologies on how to seamlessly bring together and merge temporal and spatial information from these prediction/projection systems
    • the role of observational and emerging constraints

    The format will be such to allow for plenty of time for scientific discussions, brain storming and interactions between participants.

    Active participation from EUCP partners is highly welcome. We also have a few slots available for interested colleagues from outside EUCP.

    To register for the workshop, please visit xxx.

Past funded research projects:

  • SummerTIME (Summer: Testing Influences and Mechanisms for Europe): NERC, people: Dr. Chris O'Reilly , Jonathan Beverley (co-supervised PhD student at Reading University)
  • IMPETUS (Improving Predictions of Drought for User Decision-Making), NERC, people: Dr. Tess Parker
  • SPECS (Seasonal-to-decadal climate Predictions for the improvements of European Climate Services), EC FP7, work package leader on Addressing Model Inadequacy, cross-cutting theme leader on Dealing with Uncertainty, people: Dr. David MacLeod
  • EUCLEIA (EUropean CLimate and weather Events: Interpretation and Attribution), EC FP7, people: Dr. Nathalie Schaller

Selected papers

For a full list of publications see Publications data base entries on the right.

Recent talks

SPECS factsheet

NCAS Research Highlights


If you cannot predict the weather next month ...

... how can you predict the climate for the coming decade?


See here.

I am part of the university-wide Oxford Climate Research Network (OCRN).

I am a Research Member of the Common Room at Wolfson College Oxford.

Doctoral Training Partnership
I am the AOPP representative in the management Committee of the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

Journal editorial duties

Group meetings and AOPP seminars
The Predictability of Weather and Climate group meetings are normally held on Mondays at 11.30 in the Barnett meeting room.

Here is the link to the AOPP seminars on Thursdays 11.30 in the Dobson Lecture Room.

Improving weather forecasts to avert disruptions, damage and disaster - a short video by Lenny Smith from the London School of Economics.