Numerical modelling

We develop and run a variety of custom-built computer models to simulate environmental processes, predict the transformation and fate of pollutants, and explore the global climate system.

These atmospheric and hydrological models permit detailed investigation of the physical and biogeochemical processes operating in the environment, allowing interpretation of observational data from field sites on larger spatial and temporal scales and more critical evaluation of our fundamental scientific understanding.

These models provide insight into the environmental fate of pollutants and into the processes driving environmental change, providing a firmer foundation for policy decisions affecting air quality, the climate system, and our responses to natural hazards or flooding.

Our numerical models are generally run on our in-house computational facilities in the department, on the University high-end computing cluster, or on national and international supercomputing facilities.

Numerical simulation and data analysis are important scientific skills that complement practical field and lab-based activities. Many of our undergraduate, masters and research students make use of our modelling tools in their dissertation and thesis projects.


Contact: Dr. Oliver Wild


Tel: +44 (0)1524 594871