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Mr Ned Williams



Telephone: 01392 722251

Extension: (Streatham) 2251

I have been a PhD researcher at the University since September 2020, as part of the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership and working in conjuction with the Met Office. I am part of the Climate Dynamics group within the Department of Mathematics.

The core focus of my research is the use of high resolution modelling for climate prediction and I am primarily working with Adam Scaife and James Screen. 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.

My undergraduate background is in physics, having studied for an MPhys degree at the University of Southampton between 2016 and 2020. My Master's dissertation concerned the impact of aurorae on nightglow due to hydroxyl radicals, studied using numerical modelling of chemical reactions in the mesosphere-lower thermosphere.


Postgraduate Teaching Assistant responsibilities:

MTH2005 Modelling: Theory and Practice (2020-21)

ECM1416 Computational Mathematics (2020-21)