History: prior to moving to Leeds, during 2006-2008 I was working in the Atmospheric Physics Group at the University of Toronto, with Dick Peltier. During 2003-2005 I was working at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle USA, initially supervised by Jim Holton. During 2002, I was working with Roger Grimshaw in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. During 1996-2000 I completed a Ph.D., under the supervision of Michael McIntyre, at the Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics, at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Here is a link to my point vortex page. Otherwise, below are just some lists.

current PhD students

former postdocs and PhD students


L.G.Recchia, S.D.Griffiths, D.J.Parker, 2021:
Controls on propagation of the Indian Monsoon in an idealised model
Submitted to Q. J. Roy. met. Soc.

J.Ashcroft, J.Schwendike, A.Ross, S.D.Griffiths, C.Short, 2021:
The impact of weak environmental steering flow on tropical cyclone predictability
Submitted to Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc.

M.Bickle, J.H.Marsham, S.D.Griffiths, A.R.Ross, J.Crook, 2021:
The influence of the diurnal cycle in wind shear and thermodynamics on squall lines in the West African Monsoon
Submitted to J. Atmos. Sci.

O.J.Halliday, S.D.Griffiths, D.J.Parker et al., 2018:
Forced gravity waves and the tropospheric response to convection,
Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc. 144, 917-933 (article at Wiley online).

J.Mak, S.D.Griffiths and D.W.Hughes, 2017:
Vortex disruption by magnetohydrodynamic feedback,
Physical Review Fluids. 2, 113701 (article at Phys. Rev. Fluids).

J.Mak, S.D.Griffiths and D.W.Hughes, 2016:
Shear flow instabilities in shallow-water magnetohydrodynamics,
J. Fluid Mech. 788, 767-796 (article at JFM online).

S.D.Griffiths and D.F.Hill, 2015:
Tidal modeling,
in the Handbook of Sea-level Research, edited by I. Shennan, A.J. Long and B.P. Horton. Wiley (contents at wiley.com).

D.Stammer et al., 2014:
Accuracy assessment of global barotropic ocean tide models,
Reviews of Geophysics 52(3), 243-282 (article at Wiley online).

S.D.Griffiths, 2013:
Kelvin wave propagation along straight boundaries in C-grid finite-difference models,
Journal of Computational Physics 255, 639-659 (open access pdf at Elsevier online).

D.F.Hill, S.D.Griffiths, W.R.Peltier, B.P.Horton and T.E.Tornqvist, 2011:
High-resolution numerical modeling of tides in the western Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea during the Holocene,
Journal of Geophysical Reseearch (Oceans) 116, C10014 (article at AMS online).

S.D.Griffiths and W.R.Peltier, 2009:
Modeling of polar ocean tides at the Last Glacial Maximum: amplification, sensitivity, and climatological implications,
Journal of Climate 22(11), 2905-2924 (abstract, article at AMS online).

S.D.Griffiths, 2008:
The limiting form of inertial instability in geophysical flows,
J. Fluid Mech. 605, 115-143 (abstract, article at JFM online, local pdf).

S.D.Griffiths and W.R.Peltier, 2008:
Megatides in the Arctic Ocean under glacial conditions,
Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L08605 (abstract, abstract and article at GRL online).

S.D.Griffiths, 2008:
Weakly diffusive vertical scale selection for the inertial instability of an arbitrary shear flow,
an Appendix in J. Fluid Mech. 594, 265-268 (local pdf, full article at JFM online).

S.D.Griffiths and R.H.J.Grimshaw, 2007:
Internal tide generation at the continental shelf modelled using a modal decomposition: two-dimensional results,
J. Phys. Oceanogr. 37 (3), 428-451 (abstract, article at AMS online, unoffical colour pdf).

S.D.Griffiths, R.H.J.Grimshaw, and K.R.Khusnutdinova, 2006:
Modulational instability of two pairs of counter-propagating waves and energy exchange in two-component media,
Physica D 214 (1), 1-24 (abstract, article at ScienceDirect).

S.D.Griffiths, R.H.J.Grimshaw, and K.R.Khusnutdinova, 2003:
The influence of modulational instability on energy exchange in coupled sine-Gordon equations,
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 137 (1), 1446-1456 (abstract, article at Springer online).

S.D.Griffiths, 2003:
Nonlinear Vertical Scale Selection in Equatorial Inertial Instability,
J. Atmos. Sci. 60 (7), 977-990 (abstract, article at AMS online).

S.D.Griffiths, 2003:
The nonlinear evolution of zonally symmetric equatorial inertial instability,
J. Fluid Mech. 474, 245-273 (abstract, article at JFM online, local pdf).

PhD thesis

S.D.Griffiths, 2000: Inertial instability in the equatorial stratosphere. PhD thesis, University of Cambridge (abstract).

Stephen Griffiths, 11th March 2021