Robin Hogan
Senior Scientist, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Professor of Atmospheric Physics, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading




  • October 2019: I have initiated the Correlated K-Distribution Model Intercomparison Project (CKDMIP), whose purpose is to evaluate and improve the gas-optics models for weather and climate models, and the tools we use to generate them.
  • May 2019: My SPARTACUS-Urban paper has been accepted, describing how the SPARTACUS approach may be used to compute 3D radiative transfer in urban canopies. It makes use of another recent paper introducing a simple statistical model that accurately describes building layout in cities.
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My research concerns radiative transfer, clouds and remote sensing with radar and lidar. Since April 2014 my primary affiliation is ECMWF, where I have responsibility for the radiation scheme. My past and present University of Reading activities are described on the Clouds Group web page. I have research links with colleages in the Radar Group and the Radiation Group.

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Some freely available research codes I have written:

Teaching resources

Contact details

Primary affiliation

  • Address European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Shinfield Park, Reading RG2 9AX, UK.
  • Tel +44 (0)118 9499733
  • Email r.j.hogan at

Secondary affiliation

  • Address Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Earley Gate, PO Box 243, Reading RG6 6BX, UK.
  • Email r.j.hogan at

I am normally at the University on Thursday afternoons.

Not work

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