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Mr Ned Williams



Telephone: 01392 722251

Extension: (Streatham) 2251

My research is primarily focused on climate dynamics, and I have been at the University since the start of my PhD in September 2020. My PhD is funded as part of the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership and I am working in conjuction with the Met Office. I am part of Exeter Climate Systems (XCS) within the Department of Mathematics, and my PhD project is supervised by Adam Scaife and James Screen.


The core aim of my research is to understand whether high resolution climate models can improve forecast skill relative to current operational climate models, particularly on the seasonal time scale. While it is known that higher resolution models will lead to some improvement in prediction, the complexity of the Earth's climate system means that the extent of that improvement is difficult to understand. A notable factor which is not well understood is the so-called signal-to-noise paradox in climate predictions; it is likely that this problem will be integral to my PhD research.


Prior to joining Exeter, I obtained an MPhys Physics degree at the University of Southampton.


Postgraduate Teaching Assistant responsibilities:

ECM1416 Computational Mathematics (2020-21)

MTH2004 Vector Calculus and Applications (2020-21)

MTH2005 Modelling: Theory and Practice (2020-21, 2021-22)

NSC1002 Mathematics and Computing (2021-22)