Tag Archive: atmospheric dynamics

Research brief: Ring like structure in cyclone leads to rapid intensification of surface winds

March 5, 2021 11:19 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Ring like structure in cyclone leads to rapid intensification of surface winds

The most intense and destructive tropical cyclones generally go through a period of rapid intensification, where "rapid" means that the near-surface winds increase by more than 15 m/s (54km/hr) in 24 hrs. However, the physical processes by which storms rapidly intensify are not well understood. This study uses very high-resolution simulations with the UK Met Office Unified Model of the 2016 north-Pacific tropical cyclone, Nepartak, to explore the processes responsible for its rapid intensification.

MON4: The dynamics of the onset of the northern Australian monsoon

August 14, 2018 3:46 pm Published by Comments Off on MON4: The dynamics of the onset of the northern 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 active area of research in Australian weather and climate science.