Andrew W. Robertson
Senior Research Scientist
Head of Climate Group
Dr. Andrew Robertson is a Senior Research Scientist and heads the IRI Climate Group. He is an adjunct professor in Columbia Climate School where he teaches in the Climate and Society MA Program.
Andrew is a climate scientist with over 30 years of experience in topics ranging from midlatitude meteorology, coupled ocean-atmosphere climate dynamics, sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasting, downscaling, and tailoring of climate information for use in conjunction with sectoral models for climate adaptation and risk management. He has taught in capacity building training courses around the world. He leads the IRI’s routine global seasonal and sub-seasonal forecasting activities.
After graduating from the University of Leeds, UK, with a BSc in mathematics and geography, Andrew received an MSc from Imperial College, London in atmospheric physics and dynamics, and a PhD in atmospheric dynamics from the University of Reading in 1984, under the supervision of Brian Hoskins. He held postdoctoral and research positions at the Universities of Paris, Munich, and UCLA prior to joining the IRI in 2001.
He is a co-chair of the WWRP/WCRP Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S), and is a member of the WMO Expert Team on Climate Services Information System Operations (ET-CSISO).