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Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds

Dr John Marsham is a Water@Leeds research fellow working on atmospheric convection and precipitation.He was previously the NCAS (Weather) researcher on atmospheric convection. He moved to Leeds in 2003, after completing his PhD at Edinburgh.

In 2010 he was awarded the Royal Meteorological Society's L F Richardson prize and the European Meteorological Society's Young Scientist Award for his "outstanding publications".

He is involved in many ongoing projects including:

AeroSol Cloud Interactions (ASCI, a Met Office partnership project)
The South AMerican Biomass Burning Analysis (SAMBBA)
AMMA II: African Monsoon Multidiscplinary Analysis II
Fennec: The Saharan Climate System
Desert Storms
SEAMSEW: A seamless approach to assessing model uncertainties in climate projections of severe European windstorms
DIAMET: DIAbatic influence on Mesoscale structures in ExTratropical storms


  • –present
    Academic Research Fellow, University of Leeds