Severe Weather Meteorologist
Hi! I am a PhD Graduate from the University of Queensland Atmospheric Observations Research Group, Australia and Australian Bureau of Meteorology. My dissertation explores the climatological and meteorological aspects of sea breeze interactions with warm-season thunderstorms in South East Queensland, Australia. My PhD thesis is available for open access here and my recent work with the Storm Hazards Testbed. Currently, I'm funded by the Humboldt Foundation to work with the Bonn University Meteorological Institute on deep learning detection of complex signatures in weather radar data.
In addition to my PhD, I'm also supporting research for the reconstruction of the hydro-climate for the Snowy Hydro catchment. Previously I have worked on a broad range of topics spanning paleoclimatology, meteorology and climatology. Highlights of this research includes:
- Australian Open Weather Radar Project
- WeatheX Severe Weather Reporting App
- Radar nowcasting of convective storms for the energy industry through Fugro ROAMES
- Analysis of eyewall-mesovorticies in Tropical Cyclone Larry
- Assessment of 2009 Eastern Australia dust storm using ceilometer measurements
- Reconstruction of hydro-climate cycles for southeastern Australia
Previously I have development coursework, tutored and lectured at the University of Queensland for GEOS3108: Meteorology, GEOS2100: Environmental Systems, and GEOS2101: Climatology & Hydrology. I also contribute to the Australian Weather Radar Workshops and training schools.
My research has been funded by the UQ Atmospheric Observations Research Group, School of SEES, ROAMES, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Guy Carpenter, Earth Observing Laboratory at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research, the University of Melbourne, National Environmental Science Program, Monash University and the Humboldt Foundation.
Radar Science and Nowcasting Group
Bureau of Meteorology
Science and Innovation Group, Science To Services Program
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
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