Supervisors: Dr Stacey Hitchcock (UMelb) and Prof Todd Lane (UMelb)
The accumulation of rainfall over a given area depends on a range of things, including duration, intensity, and propagation speed. It is the characteristics of convection that ultimately determine these rainfall properties. The idea for this project is to use a simple method to characterise the properties of the most intense convective / rainfall bearing systems from radar data. Specifically, the project will explore the relationship between convective depth and rainfall intensity from radar data, and how this may vary with meteorological regime. The specific focus is on short duration extreme rainfall.