Supervisor: Prof Nerilie Abram (

The passage of weather fronts over southeast Australia during the spring and summer increases the risk of dangerous fire weather. This project will carry out an analysis of observational data to determine a method for characterising when fronts have passed through southeast Australia. This method will be applied to a case study of Australia’s Black Summer fire season to determine if the severity of this fire season was associated with unusual conditions in the location, intensity and frequency of fronts, and if there is any evidence for long-term changes in these fire-promoting weather conditions.

Desirable skills: Programming and statistical analysis skills

Timing: Flexible

To apply: the Undergraduate Scholarship application form can be found here