I am a lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds. Here, I study the fluid dynamics of atmospheres and oceans, within the Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluids research group. Although I have more general interests in fluid dynamics and applied mathematics, much of my present research work is targeted towards modelling waves (e.g., equatorial waves, internal waves, internal tides) and instabilities (rotating shear instabilities, and the influence of magnetic fields). I also collaborate with scientists in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science in the School of Earth and Environment.

Details of how to contact me may be found here.


An example of the research I do is shown left, which is a snapshot from a simple computer simulation of mixing between a warm fluid (red, top) and a cold fluid (blue, bottom), driven by a Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. If this kind of thing seems interesting to you, then take a look at these opportunities for study and research in geophysical fluid dynamics at Leeds, which includes information for undergraduates and postgraduates, and those interested in PhD or postdoctoral research.

Here are some potentially interesting web articles related to my research interests of applied mathematics, computing, fluid dynamics, the atmosphere and ocean, and geophysics:

Stephen Griffiths, January 2023