• Dynamical Processes Research Group

Our group is part of the Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading and brings together researchers from the Weather and Climate research divisions.

The aim of the group is to enhance understanding of the dynamics and nature of phenomena that occur in the atmosphere and oceans and that are important in weather and climate. The scope ranges from planetary scale to the scales characteristic of individual weather systems and their embedded processes, considering the physics of the whole system. This aim is pursued using a combination of theory, diagnostics of observations and the design, execution and diagnosis of experiments using a range of numerical models.

Phenomena of current interest in the extratropics include cyclones, jet streams, storm-tracks, blocking and teleconnections. At lower latitudes, equatorial waves, the subtropical anticyclones-monsoon system, the water vapour distribution and the organisation of tropical heating are all being investigated. Rossby wave propagation, potential vorticity and a Lagrangian perspective of fluid dynamics all continue to play a role in the diagnostic work of the group.

As a group, we usually meet weekly on Monday morning, during term-time. Visit the Events page for more information.