Dr William Seviour
Telephone: 01392 722730
Extension: (Streatham) 2730
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
If you are interested in a PhD or Postdoc position in these or related areas, then please feel free to get in touch.I currently have two fully-funded PhD studentship opportunities available. Do get in touch if you are interested in these opportunities.
- On The Atmospheric Dynamics of Tropical Expansion, for which I'm the lead supervisor and Stephen Thomson is a co-supervisor. *Deadline: 24 January 2022*
- On Effects of rapid Arctic climate change on jet streams and extreme weather, for which Stephen Thomson is the lead supervisor, and I am one of the co-supervisors. *Deadline: 10 January 2022*
Tutorial office hours (Harrison 335):
Fridays 9-10am and 3:30-4:30pm