Dr John Marsham


Dr John Marsham is a Water@Leeds research fellow within NCAS-Weather. He leads a research group studying atmospheric convection, tropical meteorology, climate change and Saharan dust uplift. His focus is on taking process studies through to implications for and improvements in weather and climate models.

In 2009 he was awarded the Royal Meteorological Society's L F Richardson prize and in 2010 the European Meteorological Society's Young Scientist Award for his 'outstanding publications'.

Google Scholar profile

PhD, Meteorology, University of Edinburgh (2003)

MPhys, Physics, 1st class honours, University of Edinburgh (1999)

Member of the Royal Meteorological Society

Atmospheric convection and precipitation

Mesoscale and boundary-layer dynamics

Dust uplift and transport

Tropical meteorology

A full list of ongoing projects is available on my personal page.

PhD projects are advertised on the ICAS pages

My teaching focuses on meteorology, with an emphasis on fieldwork and data analysis.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Professional memberships

  • Royal Meteorological Society

Student education

My teaching focuses on fieldwork, both collecting and intrepreting observations, but I also lecture on several courses and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations

Current postgraduate research students

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/research-opportunities">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>