Extreme weather in the tropics (MATTHEWSUENV19ARIES)
Prof A J Matthews, Prof D Stevens, Dr M Joshi, Dr B Webber
8 January 2019
Scientific background. Extreme weather in the tropics, particularly in the form of heavy rainfall and strong winds, can affect the livelihoods of the local population through flooding, landslides and impacts on agriculture and local infrastructure.
Severe weather over Southeast Asia: fieldwork and modelling
Dr C Birch, Dr J Marsham, Dr R Neely
7 January 2019
The Maritime Continent in Southeast Asia is a key region in the global weather and climate system. Its complex island geography and position among the warmest oceans on Earth lead to a multi-scale concoction of severe atmospheric convective and dynamical weather systems.
Improved time-stepping schemes in weather and climate models
Prof P Williams, Dr H Weller
Applications accepted all year round
"The task of predicting weather and climate may be reduced to the following iterative procedure. First, given the state of the system at any time (the input), use the governing equations to compute the state at a slightly later time (the output).