August 14, 2018 | Published by |

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Location: Monash University

Time: Flexible, by negotiation with candidate

Most of the rainfall over northern Australia occurs between December and April, and is critical to life in the region. However, this rain does not fall at a steady and continuous rate throughout the season – instead it occurs sporadically in bursts that can last from days to weeks followed by relatively dry breaks in the monsoonal rain that last for similar periods. The first of these heavy rainfall bursts is often referred to as the onset of the Australian monsoon.

In this project, you will investigate the atmospheric dynamics associated with the onset of the monsoon, for example, the influence of mid-latitude and tropical disturbances. You will gain useful and transferable skills in data analysis and programming, as well as an opportunity to contribute to an exciting and active area of research in Australian weather and climate science.

Requirements: Some knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and Python programming would be helpful.

 

If you are interested in this project, please fill out the application form.