It has long been suggested in the literature, and discussed casually by meteorologists, that rainfall in Melbourne often occurs as lines of precipitation. However, this had yet to be quantified. CLEX researchers analysed 15 years of radar data from the Australian Radar Archive, using an objective method to identify and track these ‘linear systems’ based on radar reflectivity, size, and shape characteristics.
Tag Archive: Joshua Soderholm
Following a workshop with all the stakeholders, the Weathex app received funds for a range of updates that are available now.
The past four months have seen Extreme Rainfall researchers win a slew of awards and produce some important foundational research on storms, hybrid cyclones, and some unexpected influences on extreme rainfall events.
Central Argentina is home to some of the world's most extreme thunderstorms. Giant hail, flash flooding and severe lightning regularly impact the communities and famous vineyards. Joshua Soderholm joined 160 scientists to understand why.
This lecture unravels the history of hailstorm catastrophes in Australia and explores new technology, techniques and research to offer insight into the evolution of hailstorms and improving their predictability.
If you are a stormchaser or just someone who loves the theatre of wind, lightning, heavy rain and hail when a storm whips through, then you are perfectly placed to help climate science with the new WeatheX app.
This project will investigate the lifecycle of hail storms through the application of a storm-tracking algorithm. Characteristics such as storm size, velocity, and intensity will be examined for severe hail storms and compared to those for non-severe storms.