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Prof John Thuburn



Telephone: 01392 725224

Extension: (Streatham) 5224

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Research Interests

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Climate Dynamics

Teaching Interests

Currently my time is fully funded for research, so I have no teaching duties. However, in the recent past I have been involved in teaching the following modules:

ECMM723 Modelling the Weather and Climate

ECMM719 Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Oceans

as well as undergraduate and postgraduate projects.


Brief Biography

I graduated from Cambridge with an MA and Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics. I then obtained a DPhil from Oxford for a project on middle atmosphere dynamics. I worked for 16 years at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, first as a postdoc on the UK Universities Global Atmospheric Modelling Project (UGAMP), later as a Lecturer then Reader.

In 2005 I moved to Exeter to take up a Chair in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, jointly funded by the Met Office. For over 10 years I have been collaborating closely with the Met Office Dynamics Research group on numerical methods for weather and climate models, particularly the ENDGame project. I am currently funded under a NERC/STFC/Met Office collaboration called Gung Ho, whose aim is to develop an atmospheric dynamical core suitable for massively parallel computing platforms. My international collaborators include groups in Germany, France, Japan, and the US under the ICOMEX project, which is also developing numerical models for massively parallel computers.