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Get To Know Us – An interview with Tom Walsh of Lanworth

25 Aug 2016


Get to know us – Tom Walsh, Weather Research Manager, Supply Chain and Commodities Research, Lanworth Team 

We recently spoke with Tom Walsh and asked him to share some information about himself and his team. Enjoy the interview!

Tell us a little about Lanworth agriculture/weather, it’s value proposition and how it fits into the Thomas Reuters organization. 

The weather team is made up of meteorologists with a range of backgrounds including agriculture, tropical weather and energy. While the majority of our efforts focus on the Agriculture and Tropical Weather Dashboards, new endeavors into other focuses (natural gas and metals) are underway.

Furthermore, we release daily weather headlines and weekly short-term weather forecasts  for various geographies across the globe. These include the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In addition, long-term updates to El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions provide insight into global impacts.

Finally, the team provides monthly outlooks for the U.S., and seasonal outlooks for many other regions via the Agriculture Weather Dashboard, which consequently makes our customers aware of upcoming potential impacts on crops worldwide.

Tom, why do you think it’s important for traders and analysts in the Commodities space to tap into Lanworth’s content? 

Most of the weather and climate information on the Agriculture Weather Dashboard is updated daily. The weather team monitors daily conditions, pushing the most relevant content to the forefront. Additionally, a range of data and maps is available for those who would like to run their own analysis.

As a result, daily weather insights are broad enough to provide insight into other global markets too. Direct linkage to the Lanworth Crop Production pages mean users can connect forecasts to analysis by the Agriculture Research team. Therefore weather insights, forecasts and data visualization options have a wide range, and connect directly to the agriculture market.

Finally, what impact does the information your team produce have on the greater Commodities Community?

While the content has an agriculture-focused, it’s large scope allows our customers to apply the forecasts to additional markets.  Daily weather headlines provide a quick global picture, while other insights explore meteorologists’ interpretations of US and European forecasts. Furthermore, coverage on the tropical weather dashboard examines potential impacts on energy markets in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast and Eastern US seaboard.

Thank you, Tom! 

Follow Tom on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also follow the Lanworth team on Twitter. 

Be sure to join the Supply Chain & Commodites LinkedIn group here – Thomson Reuters Supply Chain & Commodities. 


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