Numerical methods and geophysical fluid dynamics are the core areas of John's research activities.
Areas of expertise:
Since January 2005 Prof. Thuburn has held the position of Chair in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at the University of Exeter, jointly funded by the Met Office. Before that he worked at the University of Reading. As a post-doc, he was one of three model development coordinators on UGAMP.
He became a lecturer at the University of Reading in 1998 and Reader in October 2002. His most well-known research from that time is on understanding the nature and dynamics of the tropopause. Since 2001 he has been collaborating with the Dynamics Research group at the Met Office on the development of numerical methods for their weather and climate models.
March 2008–present: Co-Editor, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society