Hi, I’m Will. I am a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. Previously, I spent almost four years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.
I am interested in understanding the large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere and oceans of Earth (and sometimes other planets too) in order to make better predictions of future weather and climate. I use a combination of idealised models, comprehensive general circulation models, and observational data. Current particular interests include polar vortex dynamics on Earth and Mars, jet stream and Hadley cell variability, stratospheric ozone depletion, and atmosphere-ocean interactions.
I am also a keen advocate for ways to make science more accessible and reproducible, particularly through learning from practices used in open source software development.
School of Geographical Sciences
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1SS