School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences


Mike Mineter

I  currently have roles in two Scottish collaborations.  In these roles I am  primarily enabling climate (and related) researchers to exploit information technologies, to enhance their research.

1. Since April 2011 I have been "Modelling Technologist" for ClimateXchange with the goal of supporting "uncertainty-aware" use of climate data to improve information given to policy-makers  for adaptation and mitigation of climate change, in domains such as agriculture, bio-diversity, food security... .

2. In May 2008 I joined SAGES as the Modelling Officer of the Centre for Earth System Dynamics,to provide computing skills and support to enable collaborative modelling across SAGES groups. Particular responsibilities include porting the HadCM3 climate model to the Edinburgh cluster, Eddie  and establishing the associated data management. 

For the previous four years at the National e-Science Centre I created and led courses in Grid computing for the National Grid Service and the European-funded EGEE initiative. 

Prior to that I parallelised and optimised a number of environmental models, publishing papers related to ice sheets, acid rainfall, ozone pollution, agro-meteorology and sustainability indicators.  I also specialised in parallel and distributed algorithms for Geographical Information Systems.

Publications include:

M.J.Mineter, A.N.Skouloudis, C.H.Jarvis, and S.Dowers, 2003,  Towards Use of the Grid in Environmental Research, Management and Policy, International J. Environment and Pollution 20 (1-6) 297-308

M.J.Mineter, C.H.Jarvis, S.Dowers, 2003, From stand-alone programs towards GRID-aware services and components: a case study in agricultural modelling with interpolated climate data, Environmental Modelling and Software,18,(4), 379-391

M.J.Mineter, 2003,  A software framework to create vector-topology in parallel GIS operations International Journal of GIS 17, (3) 203-222

A. Clematis, M.J.Mineter, R.Marciano, 2003, Parallel Computing  - special issue: High Performance Computing with Geographical Data, Editorial,  Volume 29, Issue 10 , October 2003

M.J.Mineter, N.R.J. Hulton, 2001, Parallel processing for finite difference modelling of ice sheets, Computers and Geosciences 27, 829-838

S.E.Metcalfe, Whyatt, J.D., Broughton, R., Derwent, R.G., Finnegan, D., Hall, J., Mineter, M., O'Donoghue, M. and Sutton, M.  2001, Developing the Hull Acid Rain Model: its validation and implications for policy makers.  Environmental Science and Policy 4 25-37

R.G.Healey, S.Dowers, B.M.Gittings, M.J.Mineter, Parallel Processing Algorithms for GIS,  1998,  Taylor and Francis