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. Currently I'm coordinating the Storm Hazards Testbed.

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:

  • 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

I'm a course developer and lecturer for GEOS3108: Meteorology for the topics of local convective storms and meso-scale convective systems. Previously I have been a tutorial developer and tutor for GEOS2100: Environmental Systems, and GEOS2101: Climatology & Hydrology. Previously I have run short workshops for MATLAB and the UCAR IDV software suite.

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.

Contact

Address:

School of Geography Planning and Environmental Management

University of Queensland

St Lucia, Australia

Email: j.soderholm@uq.edu.au