Professor Ian Roulstone

Research Interests

My research interests are geometrical fluid mechanics and data assimilation. Further details can be found on my personal web page.

Research Collaborations

I work with:

and I have active research interests in the applications of differential geometry to fluid mechanics: http://www.claymath.org/events/geometry-and-fluids

Further details can be found on my personal web page.

Teaching

MAT3013 Mathematics of Weather

Departmental Duties

Head of Department

Affiliations

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society --- Council 2003-06; co-Editor-in-Chief of Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Oct 2003-Mar 2008. Chair, Publications Committee, October 2006-September 2008.

Member of the London Mathematical Society --- Council 2002-03, Programme Committee 2010 - 2015

Fellow of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications --- Research Committee 2015 - present

Media

Ian also contributes to The Huffington Post, and some of his articles can be found here http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ian-roulstone/.

Contact Me

E-mail:
Phone: 01483 68 9638

Find me on campus
Room: 30 AA 04

Publications

Recent Publications

  • Roulstone I, Sewell MJ
    Complex contact and lift transformations
    Journal of Geometry and Physics 65:55-65 01 Mar 2013
  • ​Fairbairn D, Pring SR, Lorenc AC, Roulstone I
    A comparison of 4DVar with ensemble data assimilation methods
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 2013
  • Roulstone I, Norbury J
    Computing Superstorm Sandy
    Scientific American 309(2):22-22 Aug 2013
  • Wakeling M, Eyre J, Hughes S, Roulstone I
    Assimilation of vertical motion from simulated cloudy satellite imagery in an idealized single column model
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 2014
  • Roulstone I, White AA, Clough SA
    Geometric invariants of the horizontal velocity gradient tensor and their dynamics in shallow water flow
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 140(685):2527-2534 01 Oct 2014
  • Chuter AM, Aston PJ, Skeldon AC, Roulstone I
    A dynamical systems analysis of the data assimilation linked ecosystem carbon (DALEC) models
    Chaos 25(3) 24 Nov 2014
  • Wakeling M, Eyre J, Hughes S, Roulstone I
    Assimilation of Vertical Motion from Simulated Cloudy Satellite Imagery in an Idealized Single Column Model< br/> Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 10.1002/qj.2427 1 April 2015
  • Banos B, Roubstov V, Roulstone I
    Monge-Ampere Structures and the Geometry of Incompressible Flows
    Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 10.1088/1751-8113/49/24/244003 11 May 2016
  • Roulstone I, White AA
    Semi-Geostrophic Time Evolution of Velocity Gradient Tensor Invariants
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Mathematical Society 10.1002/qj.2841 30 June 2016
  • Prentice IC, Cleator SF, Huang YF, Harrison SP, Roulstone I
    Reconstructing ice-age paleoclimates: quantifying CO2 effects on plants
    Global and Planetary Change 1872-6364 13 July 2017
  • Books

    Roulstone I, Norbury J
    Invisible in the Storm: the role of mathematics in understanding weather
    346 pages. Princeton University Press, USA 24 Feb 2013 http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9957.html

    J. Norbury and I. Roulstone (Eds.) Large-scale atmosphere-ocean dynamics: Vol. 1 Analytical methods and numerical models; Vol.2 Geometric methods and models. 734pp., Cambridge University Press. August 2002.

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