Dr Andrew Robertson is a Senior Research Scientist and heads the IRI Climate Group. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences and teaches in the Master of Arts Program in Climate and Society. Graduating with a PhD in atmospheric dynamics, he has 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. Robertson is a co-chair of the WWRP/WCRP Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S).
After graduating from the University of Leeds, UK, with a BS in mathematics and geography, Andrew Robertson received an MS 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.