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Dr Bethan White

Assistant Lecturer

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Monash University
+61 3 9905 4801
bethan.white@monash.edu

Biography

Bethan is an assistant lecturer in atmospheric science in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University. She was previously a postdoc in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (also at Monash), having come to Australia from completing a PhD in atmospheric science at the University of Leeds and a postdoc at the University of Oxford in the UK. Bethan's research focuses on the dynamics and cloud physics of atmospheric deep convection and the generation of rain from convective processes. She is an expert in high-resolution modelling of deep convection and her current research interests include the representation of cloud processes in models, investigating the impact of aerosols on deep convective processes, identifying drivers of extreme rain events in Australia, and trying to understand how deep convection and extreme rain may change in future climates. She works closely with colleagues across the world, including those in NCAR and at Colorado State University in the USA. A particular highlight of her international collaborations was spending several months as a visiting researcher at Colorado State University. As a result of this exchange, she now sits on the scientific steering committee of the Aerosol, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate Initiative (ACPC) and has a leading role in ACPC's model intercomparison project.