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Mr Timothy Slater

Mr Timothy Slater

Sting Jets

MMathPhys Mathematics and Physics (Warwick) 2011

Room Number: 3.16 [Simon Building]

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 3911

Email: timothy.slater@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Fax: +44 (0) 161 306 9361


Project Overview

Hi! I'm Tim.

I am researching 'sting jets', a mesoscale (medium size) weather feature of certain storms. These storms bring strong winds to the UK and can cause significant damage as in 'The Great Storm', 1987. The 'sting jet'  brings high momentum air from the middle atmosphere down to the surface (or at least near the surface) and can be the cause of the strongest winds within these storms. My research will look at the mechanisms and processes that cause this destructive phenomenon using the Weather and Research Forecasting (WRF) model.

Previous to my study at Manchester, I completed a Masters degree in Mathematics and Physics (MMathPhys) at the University of Warwick. My final year project was on colliding quantum vortices and how they can cause energy dissipation in superfluids. In the summer of 2010 I was also lucky enough to have a summer placement at the Met Office where I did some work as part of the COLPEX (Cold Pooling Experiment) campaign which aims to improve the forecasting of fog in moderate terrain.

 Outside of my studies I enjoy most sports, especially football, and am an enthusiastic mountaineer and climber.

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