Tony Rafter is an Experimental Scientist at the CSIRO Climate Science Centre, and has worked in the area of climate extremes for more than a decade.
His work has used both global climate models (e.g. those provided through the CMIP3 and CMIP5 modelling enterprises) and regional downscaling models (CCAM, WRF and RAMS) to examine the potential impact that changes to our climate might have on extremes of climate variables, and in particular on heavy rainfall and tropical cyclones.
THESIS: Convective Hazards in Eastern Australia
Tony is seeking to evaluate the performance of high resolution atmospheric models - operated at scales that explicitly resolve or permit convection - in simulating various meteorological hazards that are frequently caused by severe convective events.