An interesting conversation at Kim Reid’s first AMOS Conference led not only to a new PhD topic but also to her taking part in an international collaborative research project.
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The largest rivers on Earth are not on the ground, but in the sky. Our new study, published in Environmental Research Letters, showed that nine out of ten of the most expensive floods in New Zealand (2007-2017) occurred during an Atmospheric River event, and seven to all ten of the top ten most extreme rainfall events at eleven different locations occurred during Atmospheric Rivers.
This time last year Kim Reid was planning a Euro-adventure where she would attend a summer school in the Swiss Alps, attend EGU, visit Reading and the Met Office and explore some castles on the side. Now she and her supervisor joke that if case numbers stay low, Kim might be able to visit a university in the same city.
CLEX researchers explore the challenges of identifying atmospheric rivers and find that detecting these events is highly variable according to resolution, and choice of the integrated water vapour transport thresholds. The uncertainties in a single detection method and data parameters may be as large as uncertainties across AR detection methodologies.
Kim Reid's first peer review task is to review the manuscript of two of the biggest names in her field of expertise. In taking on this daunting challenge she finds a useful online guide and remembers the key teaching of a CLEX chief investigator, Dietmar Dommenget.
Amidst the Victorian lockdown Kim Reid has escaped into her favourite video games and found that many of them carry a powerful environmental message.
A constant stream of research has seen some major papers receive international coverage, Kim Reid has shown how to attract opportunistic media, and an online media workshop may be on the cards.
Kim Reid describes everything you ever wanted to know about atmospheric rivers, and then some. Front, Warm Conveyor Belt, Atmospheric River, Tropical Moisture Exports and Flexible Tubes. Are these phrases describing different phenomenon or are they merely alternative names for same system?
Between bushfires, droughts and new research, CLEX had a strong few months before COVID-19 saw Australia's coverage of climate issues drop by 61%. We have also found a great new video app perfect for workshops and added an outstanding blog pos to our website.
Kim Reid had a very fruitful conference at AMOS 2020, but she also had two panic attacks. Here she talks about living with these attacks and how someone in a similar situation can navigate and still get plenty of benefits from crowded conferences.