School of Earth and Environment

Peter Willetts Peter Willetts

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: FH 2.13

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


Peter Willetts is a PhD researcher looking at model biases in the Indian Monsoon resulting from convective parametrisation.

After graduating from the University of Southampton in 2008 with an MSci in Geophysics, he worked for 4 years in the marine seismic oil and gas industry, but then wanted to return to academia.


MSci Geophysics

Research Interests

Atmospheric convection and precipitation

Tropical meteorology

Convection-permitting models

The Indian Monsoon

Teaching Interests

I have demonstrated several times on SOEE2700 Environmental Research and Careers Skills (Blencathra field trip), and once on a 'Software Carpentry' workshop, which teaches basic computing skills to researchers.

Project details

Project title

Understanding and predicting rainfall in the Indian monsoon



NERC and Met Office CASE award.