Stephen Burt has a professional background in physics, meteorology and climatology, information technology and marketing. He is a Fellow of the UK's Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS) and also a member of the American Meteorological Society, the Irish Meteorological Society and the Association of British Science Writers. He has run his own meteorological observatory for over 40 years.
After a research career within the UK Met Office he took up a business career within the computer industry, successfully managing international marketing roles for several of the world's largest high-technology firms. He became a full-time science writer in 2010, and is a regular contributor to a range of science and weather titles and blogs.
Author's website: www.measuringtheweather.com