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.
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The overarching goal of the Colorado State University Convective CLoud Outflows and UpDrafts Experiment (C3LOUD-Ex) was to enhance our understanding of deep convective storm processes and how they are represented in numerical models. Pivotal to the experiment was a novel “Flying Curtain” strategy.
Multiple ARC Centres of Excellence came together to produce short videos about their researchers under the title Q&ARC. This is the CLEX version featuring Rishav Goyal, Stacey Hitchcock, Andy Hogg, and Nina Ridder.
Organised nighttime thunderstorms can sometimes occur without a surface cold pool. CLEX researchers investigated how this could occur and still support storms.
Stacey Hitchcock and Yohanna Villalobos describe life on the R V Investigator as part of a scientific voyage taking atmospheric and ocean observations.
The objective of the project is to use a combination of station-based measurements and reanalyses (e.g. BARRA, ERA-5) to create a climatology of precipitable water for Australia. After creating the dataset, the student will also analyse trends and variability.
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.