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Dr William J M SeviourMSci, DPhil

Vice Chancellor's Fellow

William Seviour

Dr William J M SeviourMSci, DPhil

Vice Chancellor's Fellow

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Research interests

My research focusses on the large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere and oceans. I am particularly motivated by understanding the human impact on the climate system, such as that caused by the Antarctic ozone hole and rising greenhouse gas concentrations. I also maintain an interest in understanding the atmospheric dynamics of other planets. I use a combination of idealised numerical models, comprehensive general circulation models, and observational data. Current specific areas of interest include:

  • Impacts of the Antarctic ozone hole on Southern Ocean circulation, temperature, and sea-ice.
  • Response of the Hadley circulation to greenhouse gas forcing, and its impacts on the hydrological cycle.
  • Natural variability and response to climate change of stratospheric polar vortices.
  • Stratosphere-troposphere coupling.
  • Dynamics of Mars’ polar vortices.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Postal address:
School of Geographical Sciences
University Road
United Kingdom