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MR David Hein-Griggs   (nee Hein )

MR David Hein-Griggs (nee Hein )

GIS & Scientific Software Specialist

 07814819082 or 07711665717

 Amory C249c

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

 Office hours:

Spring term 2021:

Due to the pandemic: rather than keep dedicated office hours, I prefer to keep my entire schedule open for appointments as and when you need advice. I work evenings and weekends, so don't hesitate to ask me for assistance. I will always do my very best to help you!

Overview

I am the Geography Department's dedicated scientific software expert and IT helpdesk facilitator. I can assist with GIS enquiries (ESRI ArcGIS software as well as the open source QGIS software).  I can help with all scientific software questions, including coding in Python and other programming languages, and I can facilitate other technical needs (procurement and installation of PCs and laptops, software licensing, virtual machines, and PC repair and fault diagnosis). My role is something like that of a lab technician ... when the laboratory is a computer.

My background is in scientific software engineering, with a special expertise in climate modelling and climate data analysis. I helped to design an easy to use regional climate model and taught researchers around the world how to utilize it for climate change impacts studies. I am a Linux enthusiast and expert in Unix shell scripting.

I’m originally from the United States. I moved to Europe in 1998, first to the Czech Republic where I worked as a secondary school teacher and then to England in 2001. I’ve lived in Exeter since 2003.

I love travelling and have visited over 90 countries. I also enjoy reading, running and journaling.

Qualifications

BSc Mathematics & Computer Science (University of Arkansas, USA)
MSc Weather & Climate Modelling (University of Reading, UK)

Career

Secondary School Teacher, Gymnazium Na Zatlance, Prague, Czech Republic, Aug 1998 - Jun 2001

IT Helpdesk technician, Henley College, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Oct 2001 - Apr 2002

Scientific Software Engineer at the Met Office, May 2002-July 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher, Exeter University, Aug 2017 - December 2017

GIS & Scientific Software Specialist, January 2018- 

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Research

Research interests

Broad research specialisms:

Scientific Software Engineering
Regional Climate Modelling
Scientific Data Analysis and Visualisation
Teaching
Linux & Unix Shell Scripting
Python programming
Fortran programming
Virtual machines
Website Design and Deployment
Scientific & Technical Support
PC Systems Design & Administration

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Zhang L, Zhao Y, Hein-Griggs D, Janes T, Tucker S, Ciborowski JJH (2020). Climate change projections of temperature and precipitation for the great lakes basin using the PRECIS regional climate model. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 46(2), 255-266. Abstract.
Mendez M, Maathuis B, Hein-Griggs D, Alvarado-Gamboa LF (2020). Performance evaluation of bias correction methods for climate change monthly precipitation projections over Costa Rica. Water (Switzerland), 12(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Tangang F, Chung JX, Juneng L, Supari, Salimun E, Ngai ST, Jamaluddin AF, Mohd MSF, Cruz F, Narisma G, et al (2020). Projected future changes in rainfall in Southeast Asia based on CORDEX-SEA multi-model simulations. CLIMATE DYNAMICS, 55(5-6), 1247-1267. Author URL.  Full text.
Gallo F, Daron J, Macadam I, Cinco T, Villafuerte M, Buonomo E, Tucker S, Hein-Griggs D, Jones RG (2019). High-resolution regional climate model projections of future tropical cyclone activity in the Philippines. International Journal of Climatology, 39(3), 1181-1194. Abstract.
Zhang L, Zhao Y, Hein-Griggs D, Barr L, Ciborowski JJH (2019). Projected extreme temperature and precipitation of the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin. Global and Planetary Change, 172, 325-335. Abstract.
Zhang L, Zhao Y, Hein-Griggs D, Ciborowski JJH (2018). Projected monthly temperature changes of the Great Lakes Basin. Environ Res, 167, 453-467. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bovolo CI, Wagner T, Parkin G, Hein-Griggs D, Pereira R, Jones R (2018). The Guiana Shield rainforests-overlooked guardians of South American climate. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 13(7). Author URL.  Full text.
Loh JL, Tangang F, Juneng L, Hein D, Lee D-I (2016). Projected rainfall and temperature changes over Malaysia at the end of the 21st century based on PRECIS modelling system. Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 52(2), 191-208.

Publications by year


2020

Zhang L, Zhao Y, Hein-Griggs D, Janes T, Tucker S, Ciborowski JJH (2020). Climate change projections of temperature and precipitation for the great lakes basin using the PRECIS regional climate model. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 46(2), 255-266. Abstract.
Mendez M, Maathuis B, Hein-Griggs D, Alvarado-Gamboa LF (2020). Performance evaluation of bias correction methods for climate change monthly precipitation projections over Costa Rica. Water (Switzerland), 12(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Tangang F, Chung JX, Juneng L, Supari, Salimun E, Ngai ST, Jamaluddin AF, Mohd MSF, Cruz F, Narisma G, et al (2020). Projected future changes in rainfall in Southeast Asia based on CORDEX-SEA multi-model simulations. CLIMATE DYNAMICS, 55(5-6), 1247-1267. Author URL.  Full text.

2019

Gallo F, Daron J, Macadam I, Cinco T, Villafuerte M, Buonomo E, Tucker S, Hein-Griggs D, Jones RG (2019). High-resolution regional climate model projections of future tropical cyclone activity in the Philippines. International Journal of Climatology, 39(3), 1181-1194. Abstract.
Zhang L, Zhao Y, Hein-Griggs D, Barr L, Ciborowski JJH (2019). Projected extreme temperature and precipitation of the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin. Global and Planetary Change, 172, 325-335. Abstract.

2018

Zhang L, Zhao Y, Hein-Griggs D, Ciborowski JJH (2018). Projected monthly temperature changes of the Great Lakes Basin. Environ Res, 167, 453-467. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bovolo CI, Wagner T, Parkin G, Hein-Griggs D, Pereira R, Jones R (2018). The Guiana Shield rainforests-overlooked guardians of South American climate. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 13(7). Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Loh JL, Tangang F, Juneng L, Hein D, Lee D-I (2016). Projected rainfall and temperature changes over Malaysia at the end of the 21st century based on PRECIS modelling system. Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 52(2), 191-208.

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Teaching

Climate Modelling and Climate Data Analysis

Scientific Computing

Linux

 

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