Tag Archive: University of Melbourne

My first experience appearing on the radio

April 12, 2021 12:46 pm Published by Comments Off on My first experience appearing on the radio

Xinyang Fan was selected as part of the fifth 20 PhDs in 20 minutes group to present her research on the Einstein A Go-Go radio show on the Triple R 102.7 FM. This is how she found the experience.

Research brief: New Zealand’s costliest floods caused by atmospheric rivers

March 3, 2021 3:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: New Zealand’s costliest floods caused by atmospheric rivers

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.

PhD opportunities in climate extremes and high impact weather

June 1, 2020 10:58 am Published by Comments Off on PhD opportunities in climate extremes and high impact weather

PhD opportunities are now available to work on projects jointly supervised across the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and Bureau of Meteorology. Candidates will be enrolled in one of the CLEX universities and spend significant time at the Bureau of Meteorology. This will allow the student to experience both the University academic and the publicly funded research agency environment.

Research brief: Inexpensive innovation improves Ensemble Kalman filter

October 22, 2019 1:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Inexpensive innovation improves Ensemble Kalman filter

A known weakness of the Ensemble Kalman filter approach is that its ability to provide state estimates that closely match densely distributed observations is very limited. This paper describes a computationally inexpensive innovative variation on the technique that greatly ameliorates this difficulty.

PhD opportunity: The role of wave-cloud coupling in shaping patterns of clouds

September 30, 2019 9:19 am Published by Comments Off on PhD opportunity: The role of wave-cloud coupling in shaping patterns of clouds

This project analyzes satellite images and other observational data to study two-way interactions between convection and tropospheric waves. In particular, it investigates how these interactions influence patterns of convection and clouds. Numerical experiments in the form of high-resolution simulations are designed to support the results.

University of Melbourne Women in Maths Day

August 29, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The day will celebrate Women of Mathematics through a range of activities, including a networking lunch, a panel discussion, research talks, and an official opening of the exhibit “Women of Mathematics throughout Europe” at the University of Melbourne. The event is funded in part by the Georgina Sweet Award of Prof Kate Smith-Miles, as part of her Australian Laureate Fellowship. Everybody is most welcome. Please register your attendance, here.

Water Security Series: The Melbourne Region Healthy Waterways Strategy

August 6, 2019 5:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Join us for a presentation and panel discussion on ‘The Melbourne region Healthy Waterways Strategy’ as part of the University of Melbourne’s Water Security Series. As Melbourne’s population grows and climate change impacts increase, the waterways of the region will be put under greater stress. Efforts to improve water quality, ecologic function and the amenity value of the waterways will need to be increased. The recently completed Melbourne region Healthy Waterways Strategy has established a new vision for the health... View Article