Location: Monash University
Time: Summer and mid-semester break.
Outbreaks of extremely cold air during winter can lead to frosts, snowfall, losses in the agriculture and livestock industries, increased energy demands and health risks to elderly and vulnerable populations. Over the southern parts of Australia, these cold-air outbreaks are frequently associated with either an anticyclone-cyclone pair or a blocking anticyclone.
This project will see the student utilising methods previously applied to the investigation of heatwaves to improve our understanding of cold-air outbreaks over Australia, attempting to answer questions on the structure, development and termination of these events.
If you are interested in this project, please fill out the application form.