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Mr Tom Lemaitre

PhD student

School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment
Monash University


Tom has a background in Applied Maths, having completed honours at Monash University with a project in Fluid dynamics. Through applying this knowledge in his PhD, Tom is aiming to further the understanding of tropical convection and its organisation in idealised simulations.

THESIS: Convection and its organisation in idealised simulations

Organised convection is a major contributor to annual rainfall, and many human societies depend strongly on events such as the monsoon. Studying the phenomenon of convective aggregation in idealised simulations will allows us to better understand the occurrence and impact of organised convection in the tropics.