Vikki Thompson



  • Climate Scientist at KNMI

Vikki is a climate scientist at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and visiting researcher in the climate dynamics group at the Institute of Environmental Studies. Her research focuses on climate extremes such as heavy rainfall events and heatwaves. Currently, she is working on flow analogues – identifying climate analogues of extreme events in observational and model datasets, to learn more about how such events have changed and could change in the future. Vikki’s previous work has includes assessing risk of unprecedented extreme climate events using large ensembles of climate model data, and comparing global temperature extremes to identify regions most at-risk of record-breaking heatwaves. She has also worked as an operational flood forecaster in the Scottish Highlands.

Outside of her research, Vikki enjoys spending time outside with her dog, exploring the Netherlands via parkrun locations, and trying to learn dutch.

Vikki has previously worked on extreme heat at the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol; in flood risk at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency; and as a research scientist at the Met Office Hadley Centre. She has a PhD in Meteorology from Reading University.









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