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 doing a PhD or postdoc in these or similar areas then please get in touch. I currently have two PhD opportunities advertised (both STFC-funded, so focussed on planetary atmospheres):
- Atmospheric transport and mixing in past and present Martian climates (with me as the lead supervisor)
- Understanding Jupiter’s polar vortex crystals (with Stephen Thomson as the lead supervisor)
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).
For all the gory details, you can download my CV (pdf) here.
Dr William J. M. Seviour
Department of Mathematics
University of Exeter
North Park Road
Exeter EX4 4QF