Imperial College London

Thomas Bendall

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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759Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am currently studying for a PhD in Mathematics at Imperial College London, supervised by Dr Colin Cotter and Dr Jemma Shipton at Imperial College and Dr Ben Shipway at the UK Met Office. My primary research interests fall within the areas of geophysical fluid dynamics and numerical modelling of weather, climate and ocean. I am supported and funded through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Planet Earth.

I am particularly interested in physics parametrisation in numerical fluid models, which is the focus of my PhD. This is the process of describing the effect that unresolved processes have upon the motion that is resolved by the numerical model.

A lot of my research involves developing Gusto, a code library for atmospheric models that use compatible finite element discretisations, built upon the Firedrake software based here at Imperial College. My most major contributions to date are an implementation of moisture and the introduction of a new transport scheme.

Publications

(2018)  T. M. Bendall, C. J. Cotter, J. Shipton, The 'Recovered Space' Advection Scheme of Lowest-Order Compatible Finite Element Methods, submitted to Journal of Computational Physics with preprint on arXiv

(2018) T. M. Bendall, C. J. Cotter, Statistical properties of an enstrophy conserving finite element discretisation for the stochastic quasi-geostrophic equation, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, DOI: 10.1080/03091929.2018.1549240

Biography

  • 2018: Two month summer placement at the UK Met Office.
  • 2016: Began PhD in Mathematics at Imperial College London, supervised by both Dr Colin Cotter at Imperial College and Dr Ben Shipway at the UK Met Office.
  • 2015-16: MRes with the Mathematics of Planet Earth CDT, at Imperial College London and the University of Reading. This was supervised by Dr Colin Cotter and Professor Darryl Holm at Imperial College.
  • 2014-15: Part III Physics at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge.
  • 2011-14: BA in Natural Sciences at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge.