Dr Thomas Melvin
Thomas works on developing and testing new numerical techniques for the Met Office's Unified Model dynamical core.
Areas of expertise
Vertical slice atmospheric model.
Numerical modelling and simulation.
Nonlinear dynamical systems and bifurcation theory.
Semi-implicit semi-Lagrangian models.
Thomas is a research scientist working on dynamics. Thomas is the code owner of the ENDGame vertical slice model of the UM dynamical core. Thomas develops and maintains the vertical slice model in order to test various formulations and discretization of the governing continuous equation set for atmospheric dynamics.
The current focus of Thomas' work is on investigating and implementing a new horizontal diffusion scheme to be used in the ENDGame and the New Dynamics dynamical core. A particular focus of this investigation is the interaction of diffusion with large-scale orography.
Thomas has recently been working on applying the ENDGame formulation to a standard set of test problems and the effect of coupling the vertical slice model to the SLICE conservation scheme.
Thomas has been a member of Dynamics Research since starting at the Met Office in 2008. Before joining the Met Office, Thomas completed a PhD in discrete travelling solitary waves at the Bristol Centre for Applied Nonlinear Mathematics in the University of Bristol, where he also received his undergraduate degree in Engineering mathematics.