James Kent

I completed a BSc in Mathematics in 2005, followed by an MSc in Computational Science and Modelling in 2006, both at the University of Exeter. I stayed at Exeter for my PhD which investigated numerical methods for weather and climate models. This was supervised by Prof John Thuburn (Exeter) and Dr Nigel Wood (Met Office). In 2010 I became a research fellow in the department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences (now the department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering) at the University of Michigan, supervised by Prof Christiane Jablonowski and Prof Ricky Rood. While at Michigan I focused on the assessment and evaluation of the numerical methods that are used in atmospheric models, and was a co-organiser of the Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project (DCMIP) and associated workshop. I was appointed as a lecturer in mathematics at the University of South Wales in January 2015.

My current research investigates the design, development, and evaluation of numerical methods for the next generation of weather and climate models. In this work I collaborate with scientists at the Met Office, NASA, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

I am happy to supervise Ph.D.s in the area of numerical methods for partial differential equations and atmospheric modelling – please contact me if you’re interested.

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