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Qualifications

PhD, MSc, PgCDPPHE

Experience

Mathematics Lecturer, University of South Wales (2015 – )
Senior Research Fellow, University of Michigan (2012 – 2014)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan (2010 – 2012)
PhD, University of Exeter (2006 – 2010)

Responsibilities

Current:

MS4S03 – Numerical Methods for Geophysical Flows
MS2S04 – Further Calculus (second half)
MS1S423 – Mathematical Modelling and Mechanics (second half)
MS1S460 – Mathematical Tools for Computation (first half)
MS0D02 – Mathematical Applications and Investigations (module leader)
AM0S01 – Foundations of Mathematics

Previous:

MS1S401 – Mathematics and Statistics for Computing (2015-2016)
AM0H02 – Foundation Mathematics (2014-2015)

Publications

16) J. Kent, C. Jablonowski, J. P. Whitehead and R. B. Rood, (2017): Implicit Divergence Damping Techniques for Shallow Water Equation Models, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems – in prep.

15) J. Kent (2017): Capturing the Cross-Terms in Multi-Dimensional Advection Schemes, Int.J. Numer. Meth. Fluids – in review.

14) Ullrich, P. A., Jablonowski, C., Kent, J., Lauritzen, P. H., Nair, R., Reed, K. A., Zarzycki, C. M., Hall, D. M., Dazlich, D., Heikes, R., Konor, C., Randall, D., Dubos, T., Meurdesoif, Y., Chen, X., Harris, L., Kühnlein, C., Lee, V., Qaddouri, A., Girard, C., Giorgetta, M., Reinert, D., Klemp, J., Park, S.-H., Skamarock, W., Miura, H., Ohno, T., Yoshida, R., Walko, R., Reinecke, A., and Viner, K, (2017): DCMIP2016: A Review of Non-hydrostatic Dynamical Core Design and Intercomparison of Participating Models, Geosci. Model Dev. – in press. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2017-108.

13) P. Bosler, J. Kent, R. Krasny and C. Jablonowski, (2017): A Lagrangian Particle Method for Tracer Transport on the Sphere, Journal of Computational Physics, 340, 639-654. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2017.03.052

12) J. Kent, D. Holdaway, (2017): An Idealised Test Case for Assessing the Linearization of Tracer Transport Schemes in NWP Models, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143, 1746-1755. doi: 10.1002/qj.3027

11) J. Kent, C. Jablonowski, J. Thuburn and N. Wood, (2016): An Energy Conserving Restoration Scheme for the Shallow Water Equations, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142, 1100-1110. doi:10.1002/qj.2713.

10) D. Holdaway and J. Kent, (2015): Assessing the tangent linear behavior of common tracer transport schemes and their use in a linearized atmospheric general circulation model, Tellus A, 67, 27895, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusa.v67.27895

9) J. P. Whitehead, C. Jablonowski, J. Kent and R. B. Rood, (2015): Potential Vorticity: Measuring Consistency Between GCM Dynamical Cores and Tracer Advection Schemes, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141, 739-751. doi:10.1002/qj.2389

8) J. Kent, C. Jablonowski, J. P. Whitehead and R. B. Rood, (2014): Determining The Effective Resolution of Advection Schemes. Part II: Numerical Testing, Journal of Computational Physics, 278, 497-508. doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2014.08.045

7) J. Kent, J. P. Whitehead, C. Jablonowski and R. B. Rood, (2014): Determining The Effective Resolution of Advection Schemes. Part I: Dispersion Analysis, Journal of Computational Physics, 278, 485-496. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2014.01.043

6) P. H. Lauritzen, P. A. Ullrich, C. Jablonowski, P. A. Bosler, D. Calhoun, A. J. Conley, T. Enomoto, L. Dong, S. Dubey, O. Guba, A. B. Hansen, E. Kaas, J. Kent, J. F. Lamarque, M. J. Prather, D. Reinert, V. V. Shashkin, W. C. Skamarock, B. Sorensen, M. A. Taylor, and M. A. Tolstykh, (2014): A Standard Test Case Suite For Two-Dimensional Linear Transport on the Sphere: Results From a Collection of State-of-the-Art Schemes, Geoscientifc Model Development, 7, 105-145. doi: 10.5194/gmd-7-105-2014

5) J. Kent, P. A. Ullrich and C. Jablonowski, (2014): Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project: Tracer Transport Test Cases, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140, 1279-1293. doi: 10.1002/qj.2208.

4) J. Thuburn, J. Kent and N. Wood, (2014): Cascades, Backscatter and Conservation in Numerical Models of Two-Dimensional Turbulence, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140, 626-638. doi: 10.1002/qj.2166.

3) J. Kent, C. Jablonowski, J. P. Whitehead and R. B. Rood, (2012): Downscale Cascades in Tracer Transport Test Cases: an Intercomparison of the Dynamical Cores in the Community Atmosphere Model CAM5, Geoscientifc Model Development, 5, 1517-1530. doi: 10.5194/gmd-5-1517-2012

2) J. Kent, C. Jablonowski, J. P. Whitehead and R. B. Rood, (2012): Assessing Tracer Transport Algorithms and the Impact of Vertical Resolution in a Finite-Volume Dynamical Core, Monthly Weather Review, 140, 1620-1638. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-11-00150.1

1) J. Kent, J. Thuburn and N. Wood, (2012): Assessing Implicit Large Eddy Simulation for Two-Dimensional Flow, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 138, 365-376. doi: 10.1002/qj.925

I am an associate editor of the AMS journal Monthly Weather Review.

Memberships

Fellow of the HEA
American Geophysical Union
European Geosciences Union

Research

Research Areas:

Numerical Methods
Weather and Climate Models
Turbulence Modelling

Research Projects:

The Effective Resolution of Advection Schemes and Atmospheric Models – research page
Energy Conservation and Enstrophy Dissipation in Models of Two Dimensional Flow – research page
Assessing Advection Schemes and Diffusion in Atmospheric Models – research page
Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project – research pageDCMIP website

Collaborators:

Christiane Jablonowski – webpage
John Thuburn – webpage
Jared Whitehead – webpage
Dan Holdaway – webpage
Paul Ullrich – webpage
Peter Bosler – webpage
Nigel Wood – webpage
Richard Rood – webpage

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