Academic Background

I am an applied mathematician with an interest in the oceans and climate system. 

My personal web page can be found at http://www.uea.ac.uk/~dps/

I am currently advertising a PhD studentship Antarctic shelf sea processes and impacts on global climate. I am also co-supervisor of the PhD project The maritime continent: Breaking the tropical barrier to global weather and climate prediction. For further details of both PhD projects see http://www.enveast.ac.uk/projects/2016-projects. In addition, I welcome applications throughout the year from potential PhD candidates for available positions or from candidates who have their own funding or wish to apply for their own funding.  Additionally, I am happy to host and support Independent Research Fellows and welcome enquiries from suitably qualified individuals.

I am currently Associate Dean for Learning Teaching and Quality for the Faculty of Science.

All Publications

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Van Der Wiel, K., Matthews, A., Joshi, M., Stevens, D.

(2016)

Why the South Pacific Convergence Zone is diagonal

in Climate Dynamics

46.

pp. 1683-1698

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Van Der Wiel, K., Matthews, A., Joshi, M., Stevens, D.

(2016)

The influence of diabatic heating in the South Pacific Convergence Zone on Rossby wave propagation and the mean flow

in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

142.

pp. 901-910

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Cullum, J., Stevens, D., Joshi, M.

(2016)

The importance of ocean salinity for climate and habitability

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

113.

pp. 4278-4283

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Shaffrey, L., Stevens, D., Hodson, D., Robson, J., Hawkins, E., Polo, I., Stevens, I., Sutton, R., Lister, G., Iwi, A., Smith, D.

(2016)

Decadal predictions with the HiGEM high resolution global coupled climate model: description and basic evaluation

in Climate Dynamics

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Van Der Wiel, K., Matthews, A., Stevens, D., Joshi, M.

(2015)

A dynamical framework for the origin of the diagonal South Pacific and South Atlantic convergence zones

in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

141.

pp. 1997-2010

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Heuzé, C., Heywood, K. J., Stevens, D. P., Ridley, J. K.

(2015)

Changes in global ocean bottom properties and volume transports in CMIP5 models under climate change scenarios

in Journal of Climate

28.

pp. 2917–2944

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Peatman, S., Matthews, A., Stevens, D.

(2015)

Propagation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and scale interaction with the diurnal cycle in a high-resolution GCM

in Climate Dynamics

45.

pp. 2901-2918

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Heuzé, C., Ridley, J. K., Calvert, D., Stevens, D. P., Heywood, K. J.

(2015)

Increasing vertical mixing to reduce Southern Ocean deep convection in NEMO3.4

in Geoscientific Model Development

8.

pp. 3119-3130

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Peatman, S. C., Matthews, A. J., Stevens, D. P.

(2014)

Propagation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation through the Maritime Continent and scale interaction with the diurnal cycle of precipitation

in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

140.

pp. 814–825

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Cullum, J., Stevens, D., Joshi, M.

(2014)

The importance of planetary rotation period for ocean heat transport

in Astrobiology

14.

pp. 645-650

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Heywood, K. J., Schmidtko, S., Heuzé, C., Kaiser, J., Jickells, T. D., Queste, B. Y., Stevens, D. P., Wadley, M., Thompson, A. F., Fielding, S., Guihen, D., Creed, E., Ridley, J. K., Smith, W., Lee, C. M.

(2014)

Ocean processes at the Antarctic continental slope

in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

372.

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Thomas, M. D., De Boer, A. M., Johnson, H. L., Stevens, D. P.

(2014)

Spatial and Temporal Scales of Sverdrup Balance

in Journal of Physical Oceanography

44.

pp. 2644-2660

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O'Callaghan, A., Joshi, M., Stevens, D., Mitchell, D.

(2014)

The Effects of Different Sudden Stratospheric Warming Type on the Ocean: Ocean Impacts of SSWs

in Geophysical Research Letters

41.

pp. 7739–7745

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Heuzé, C., Heywood, K., Stevens, D., Ridley, J.

(2013)

Southern Ocean bottom water characteristics in CMIP5 models

in Geophysical Research Letters

40.

pp. 1409-1414

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Damerell, G., Heywood, K., Stevens, D.

(2013)

Direct observations of the antarctic circumpolar current transport on the northern flank of the Kerguelen Plateau

in Journal of Geophysical Research

118.

pp. 1333-1348

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Graham, J. A., Stevens, D. P., Heywood, K. J.

(2013)

Nonlinear Climate Responses to Changes in Antarctic Intermediate Water

in Journal of Climate

26.

pp. 9175-9193

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Dawson, A., Matthews, A. J., Stevens, D. P., Roberts, M. J., Vidale, P. L.

(2013)

Importance of oceanic resolution and mean state on the extra-tropical response to El Niño in a matrix of coupled models

in Climate Dynamics

41.

pp. 1439-1452

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Webber, B., Matthews, A., Heywood, K., Stevens, D.

(2012)

Ocean Rossby waves as a triggering mechanism for primary Madden-Julian events

in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

138.

pp. 514-527

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Damerell, G., Heywood, K., Stevens, D., Naveira Garabato, A. C.

(2012)

Temporal Variability of Diapycnal Mixing in Shag Rocks Passage

in Journal of Physical Oceanography

42.

pp. 370-385

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Graham, R., De Boer, A., Heywood, K., Chapman, M., Stevens, D.

(2012)

Southern Ocean fronts: Controlled by wind or topography?

in Journal of Geophysical Research

117.

pp. C08018

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Key Research Interests

My main research interest is large scale ocean modelling. The motivation is to understand the role of the ocean in the climate system. 

Most of my research has been involved with cold regions, the Norwegian-Greenland Sea and the Southern Ocean. I was deeply involved in the Fine Resolution Antarctic Model (FRAM) project and the Ocean Circulation and Climate Advanced Modelling (OCCAM) project.

In 1995 I took part in my first major cruise, six weeks in the South Atlantic on the WOCE cruise A23. In 1996 I took part in the Greenland Sea tracer release experiment. In 1999 I co-led the ALBATROSS cruise around the Scotia Sea. In 2003 I co-led a project to put current meter moorings in Shag Rocks Passage and undertake a hydrographic survey of the North Scotia Ridge. I successfully recovered the moorings in 2004. In 2008 I was at sea on a project to examine the mixing near Kerguelen.

I became interested in coupled ocean-atmosphere processes and modelling through involvement with the NERC COAPEC program. This has led to my participation in coupled ocean-atmosphere modelling projects, including HiGEM.

 

Research Group Membership

I am a member of the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.