HPC Steering Committee members


  • Professor David Stevens
    School of Mathematics, University of East Anglia.
    Large scale ocean modelling; role of the ocean in the climate system. Coupled ocean-atmosphere processes and modelling; mathematical modelling of the ocean and climate system; physical oceanography, including ocean dynamics and observations.


  • Dr Alex Archibald
    Lecturer in Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling, University of Cambridge.
    Understanding the role that atmospheric chemistry plays within the Earth system; understanding the effects of changes on composition to radiative forcing; understanding the fundamental causes for changes in the composition of the atmosphere.

  • Professor John Brodholt
    Earth Sciences, University College London.
    Study of Earth's deep interior; computational and experimental mineral physics to understand material properties under mantle and core conditions; elastic and transport properties of core and mantle materials; with seismologists, applying results directly to the Earth.

  • Dr Andrew Coward
    Ocean Modelling & Forecasting Group, National Oceanography Centre.
    Large scale ocean modelling; role of eddies in the global ocean circulation, ocean model development and high performance computing.

  • Dr Rupert Ford
    Computational Scientist, Hartree Centre.
    Portable performance; code generation and coupling systems; collaborative project with the Met Office to develop their next generation weather and climate model.

  • Dr Tim Graham
    Lead Global Coupled Modelling Processes & Development team, Met Office.
    Developing the Met Office global coupled model configurations consisting of the unified model coupled to the Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean model and the Community Ice CodE sea-ice model; evaluating the value of coupled ocean-atmosphere modelling for weather forecasting time scales.

  • Professor Colin Jones
    NCAS Professor, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds.
    Head NERC / Met Office UK Earth System Modelling.
    Earth system and global climate modelling; atmospheric physical parameterisations; regional climate modelling.

  • Dr Manoj Joshi
    Senior Lecturer in Climate Dynamics, University of East Anglia.
    Understanding the Earth's climate; the dynamical and physical processes underpinning climate change; response of climate to radiative drivers-processes that change the Earth's climatic energy balance; warming contrast between land and ocean under climate change; stratospheric processes and climate; Earth system / biogeochemical processes and the physical climate.

  • Dr Grenville Lister
    Computational scientist, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Reading University.

  • Dr Dave Munday
    Physical Oceanographer in the Open Oceans Group, BAS
    Role of small-scale mesoscale eddies in the large-scale dynamics of the Southern Ocean (SO); understanding how eddies contribute to the volume transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) and the Residual Meridional Overturning Circulation (RMOC); sensitivity of the ACC transport and / or RMOC to changes in wind stress; palaeoclimate and how the SO circulation might have altered over geological timescales.

  • Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer
    Geophysicist at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford.
    Wave propagation in complex multi-scale structures; deep-Earth structure and dynamics; seismic tomography; numerical methods for PDEs and high-performance computing; inverse theory and adjoint methods; Bayesian inference; noise interferometry; exploration geophysics; the nature of seismic sources; seismic hazard and risk assessment


  • Professor Bryan Lawrence
    Professor of Weather & Climate Computing, University of Reading.
    Problems in data analysis for atmospheric science; scientific data description and publication; high resolution and coupled climate computing; performance of Earth system models; gravity wave and physical parameterisations in models; stratospheric processes.