August 18, 2021 | Published by | ,

Supervisor: Dr Stacey Hitchcock (stacey.hitchcock@unimelb.edu.au)

In Melbourne, than 50% of rainfall and 75% of extreme daily rainfall occurs on days with at least one linearly organized convective system. However, thunderstorms are often localized events, and much of the rainfall in a region falls over a relatively short period of time. Furthermore, not all thunderstorms necessarily occur in lines, and organized storms that lead to extreme sub-daily rainfall may be different from those that lead to extreme daily rainfall. The successful applicant would identify and categorize organizational structures linked with the most intense 1 minute and one hour rainfall in the Melbourne region, expanding on the work of previous CLEX undergraduate research scholars.

Coding skills (especially Python) are desirable but not essential.

To apply: the Undergraduate Scholarship application form can be found here