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Dr William Seviour

Senior Lecturer


Telephone: 01392 722730

Extension: (Streatham) 2730

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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Global Systems Institute.

I have recently started in Exeter (in June 2020), following a PhD in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics at Oxford, almost four years as a postdoc in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, and 18 months as a research fellow in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol (where I still have an honorary affiliation).

I am interested in understanding the large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere and oceans of Earth (and sometimes other planets too). I use a combination of idealised models, comprehensive general circulation models, and observational data. My current particular interests include:

  • Polar vortex dynamics on Earth,Mars, and Titan
  • Jet stream and Hadley cell variability
  • Stratospheric ozone depletion
  • Southern Ocean-atmosphere interactions