Tag Archive: storms

Research brief: Drones used to map thunderstorms

July 16, 2021 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Drones used to map thunderstorms

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.

CSIRO02: Analysing long tide gauge records in Australia in conjunction with the 20th Century reanalysis to better understand how extreme events and by association extreme sea level events are changing

August 6, 2020 1:46 pm Published by Comments Off on CSIRO02: Analysing long tide gauge records in Australia in conjunction with the 20th Century reanalysis to better understand how extreme events and by association extreme sea level events are changing

Understanding historical changes in extreme sea levels is necessary for the accurate projection of their changes over the next century. This project will look at digitized sea level data, to better understand the causes of extreme sea levels the southern Australian region and how these events vary over the duration of the record.

Research brief: The shortcomings of convection-resolving models

July 3, 2020 3:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: The shortcomings of convection-resolving models

A new paper by Martin Jucker and colleagues reveals the choice of a particular convection-resolving model (CRM) has a much larger impact on the results than increasing resolution. It also suggests the behaviour of CRMs is tied to model internals instead of the phenomena they are trying to reproduce.

Research Brief: ROME among the clouds with new radar metric

April 15, 2020 1:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Research Brief: ROME among the clouds with new radar metric

To better assess the degree of organisation in radar observations CLEX researchers developed the Radar Organisation Metric (ROME). ROME's statistical properties suggest it is able to distinguish between the degree of convective organisation, and it also captures different regimes of the monsoon in Northern Australia.

Gone with a convective storm

April 6, 2020 3:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Gone with a convective storm

From November 13-December 17, 2019, Sonny Truong took part in an observational voyage aboard the RV Investigator 30kms off the coast of Darwin. It was a voyage that featured some firsts for this atmospheric scientists and resulted in some great research and a spectacular time-lapse video of a storm forming and dissipating out to sea.

A Christmas voyage aboard the RV Investigator

April 3, 2020 12:21 pm Published by Comments Off on A Christmas voyage aboard the RV Investigator

Onboard the RV Investigator as part of a scientific voyage over Christmas and new year, Rob Warren encountered a spectacular storm and performed research that will continue to improve Australia's radar network.

Melb02: A climatology of precipitable water for Australia

July 17, 2019 2:00 am Published by Comments Off on Melb02: A climatology of precipitable water for Australia

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.

Briefing Note 004: Future weather and climate extreme events

February 13, 2019 3:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing Note 004: Future weather and climate extreme events

Weather and climate extremes occur on a wide range of time and space scales. Weather extremes occur on shorter timescales and are regionally or locally specific while climate extremes tend to be on longer timescales and can impact a region through to the whole globe. This note provides a statement on what we know about how weather and climate extremes might change in the future.

MON2: Lifecycles of hail storms on the east coast of Australia

August 14, 2018 3:21 pm Published by Comments Off on MON2: Lifecycles of hail storms on the east coast of Australia

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.