Research team

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Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

We are actively engaged in research on a wide range of topics involving astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics.

These include dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans (waves, hydrodynamic instabilities and bifurcations, turbulence, data assimilation for numerical weather prediction), flows at the Earth’s surface (flooding, beach dynamics, porous media, glaciers), planetary and extrasolar planetary dynamics (the geodynamo, planetary dynamos, tidal interactions between planets and stars, planet formation), solar and stellar dynamics (dynamo theory, magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and turbulence), as well as galactic and extragalactic dynamics on the largest scales.

Our research

Accretion discs 
Atmosphere and ocean dynamics 
Cosmic gas dynamics
Extrasolar planets 
Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) experiments
Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities
Planetary dynamos
Relativistic astrophysics
Solar dynamo theory

Further information

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All upcoming seminars can be found in our events section.

PhD projects

We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers. Find out more.

The group also supervises many research students as part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at Leeds and the Leeds York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Contact us

If you are interested in collaborating with us or joining our research team, please get in touch with a relevent member of staff.