Megan Bickle

Megan Bickle

Email Address: scmeb@leeds.ac.uk

Project Title: Interactions of environmental wind-shear and deep moist convection in the tropics.

Supervisors:
John Marsham, Stephen Griffiths, Andrew Ross

Background

I studied Maths and Physics at Manchester. I really enjoyed the fluid mechanics courses I was able to take after I finished I worked as an IT consultant before I decided to come back to academia. For the MSc project of the CDT I researched the resulting gravity current of impinging downdraughts. 

Research Interests

My PhD is concerned with the interaction of environmental wind-shear and deep moist convection in the tropics. Initially, I aim to use the CM1 model (developed by George Bryan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Colorado, USA) and the AMMA field campaign observations to investigate the role of shear in the diurnal cycle of deep moist convection in the West African Monsoon.

Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics

It seemed a great way to both remind myself of and learn skills that would be needed for a PhD. In addition this programme provided opportunities to become specialised in areas that I have not previously had much exposure to