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Dr Acacia Pepler

Climate Monitoring Team


Australian Bureau of Meteorology

a.pepler@unsw.edu.au

PhD in Climate Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Thesis titled "Influences on Australian East Coast Lows in present and future climates" awarded April 2017 MPhil (Masters by Research) at Macquarie University. Sydney, Australia. Thesis titled “Improving rainfall estimation methods using the CP2 polarimetric radar in Queensland, Australia” awarded April 2011. BSc (Physics and Atmospheric Science) at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. (2007)

Researcher ID: B-5112-2014
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1478-2512

Biography

I'm interested in all types of extreme weather/climate events, particularly in terms of the major climate drivers and observed variability, with a main focus on extreme rainfall in eastern Australia. My PhD focused on East Coast Lows, the big midlatitude cyclones that cause a large proportion of rain and extreme weather on the east coast. I want to know why they happen, and how important local topography and sea surface temperatures are to their behaviour.