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Ms Genevieve Tolhurst

Masters Student

The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science majoring in Atmosphere and Ocean Science. The University of Melbourne. (2015)


Genevieve grew up in rural Victoria during the millennium drought. She is motivated by a sense that everything we do as a society is done in the context of our climate. Genevieve started her current Master of Science in Earth Science at the University of Melbourne in January 2018, after graduating from a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne, majoring in Atmosphere and Ocean Science in 2015.

THESIS: The changing processes behind South East Australian rainfall extremes

Genevieve's research focuses on understanding the changing mesoscale to synoptic scale processes of South East Australian rainfall extremes. The project will use the Bureau of Meteorology Atmospheric high-resolution Regional Reanalysis for Australia (BARRA) to analyse recent extreme rainfall events for the Victorian region. Predictions of future extreme rainfall events can be informed by understanding how climatic processes have affected recent extremes.