Prof John Marsham
- Position: Met Office Joint-Chair (Professor of Atmospheric Science)
- Areas of expertise: Tropical meteorology; atmospheric convection; weather; climate change; monsoons; Africa; India; Sahara; dust; land-atmosphere interaction; prediction across time-scales
- Email: J.Marsham@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 6422
- Location: 11.03 Priestley Centre
- Website: Dr John Marsham's homepage | Googlescholar | Researchgate
Dr John Marsham is Met Office Joint Chair at the University of Leeds leading the Leeds component of the Met Office Academic Partnership (MOAP). He is a member of Water@Leeds and NCAS. 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'.
- Met Office Joint-Chair, leading the Leeds componnet of the Met Office Academic Partnership
- Member of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
- Atmospheric convection and precipitation
- Climate change
- Tropical meteorology, especially Africa
- Weather prediction across time-scales
- Mesoscale and boundary-layer dynamics
- Dust uplift and transport
- PhD, Meteorology, University of Edinburgh (2003)
- MPhys, Physics, 1st class honours, University of Edinburgh (1999)
- Royal Meteorological Society
My teaching focuses on meteorology, with an emphasis on fieldwork and data analysis, both collecting and intrepreting observations, but I also lecture on several courses and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
A full list of ongoing projects is available on my personal page.
PhD projects are advertised on the ICAS pages.
Research groups and institutes
- Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
- Atmospheric and Cloud Dynamics