Research Scientist, Climate Predictability, Downscaling, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
After graduating from the University of Leeds, U.K., with a B.Sc. in mathematics and geography, Robertson received an M.Sc. from Imperial College, London in atmospheric physics and dynamics, and a Ph.D. in midlatitude atmospheric dynamics from the University of Reading in 1984. He held postdoctoral and research positions at the Universities of Paris, Munich, and UCLA prior to joining the IRI in 2001. Robertson has written over 80 publications, and his research interests include regional climate variability and change, probabilistic daily rainfall modeling, predictability of weather-within-climate, and climate downscaling methodologies. His work at IRI spans all aspects of tailoring of climate information for use in conjunction with sectoral models for improved “climate risk management,” through targeted research, tool development, and training/outreach. He has worked on diverse tropical regions, including most recently India and SE Asia.