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Academic and Research Staff





Duncan Ackerley

 

Research Fellow

Education:
B.Sc., Ph.D. (Meteorology) Reading
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 231, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 4900
Email: Duncan.Ackerley@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Aerosol, climate, clouds, regional climate modelling, global climate modelling, climate change and Australian rainfall.
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Danijel Belusic

 

Lecturer

Education:
M.Sc., Ph.D. Zagreb, Croatia
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 208, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4411
Email: Danijel.Belusic@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Multi-scale analysis of atmospheric flows; atmospheric turbulence and waves; mesoscale meteorology; mountain meteorology; air-sea interaction; measurements of the atmospheric boundary layer; atmospheric modelling.
More info:
Personal page
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Jason Beringer

 

Professor

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons.) 1992, Monash University
Ph.D. Climatology 1999, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 210, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 9352
Email: Jason.Beringer@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Primary areas of interest include micrometeorology, boundary layer climatology, land/atmosphere interactions, land surface modelling, remote sensing and global change (earth systems science). In particular, I am interested in the detection of changes in the environment and vegetation and its influence on surface energy and trace gas exchanges and ecosystem processes. These include vegetation and ecosystem change, urban change, and land/water interfaces.
Micrometeorology; Numerical Modelling
More info:
Staff page: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/staff/jberinger/index.php
Recent courses taught:
GES2860/ATM2250 - Climate Change and Variability
GES3890/GES4890/ATM3261 - Earth System Interactions
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Gareth Berry

 

Research Fellow

Education:
B.Sc. Meteorology 2002, University of Reading
M.S. Atmospheric Science 2005, University at Albany/SUNY
Ph.D. Atmospheric Science 2009, University at Albany/SUNY
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 213, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4466
Email: Gareth.Berry@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
My research interests are focussed on synoptic-dynamic meteorology,primarily in the tropics. I am interested in elucidating the pertinent dynamics that govern atmospheric processes on the synoptic and mesoscales, especially their interactions. My research uses a blend of in-situ and remote sensing observations to compliment results from reanalysis products and numerical models in order to address research questions. I endeavour to work in collaboration with operational personnel to ensure that the findings of my research are targeted toward providing a solution to important operational issues.
Tropical Meteorology; Numerical Modelling; Dynamical Meteorology
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Jennifer Catto

 

ARC DECRA Research Fellow

Education:
B.Sc., University of Edinburgh
Ph.D. Meteorology , University of Reading
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 117, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 4211
Email: Jennifer.Catto@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Climate Science; Tropical Meteorology; Numerical Modelling; Dynamical Meteorology
More info:
Personal webpage
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Thomas Chubb

 

Research Fellow

Education:
B.Sc. Advanced Mathematics 2004, University of Sydney
B.Eng. Aeronautical (Space) Engineering 2006, University of Sydney
Ph.D. Mathematical Sciences General 2012, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 113, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 4212
Email: Thomas.Chubb@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
My main research interests are in Micrometeorology, especially cloud physics, cloud microphysics and precipitation processes. I use numerical models, satellite and ground-based remotely-sensed data and in-situ observations to conduct my research.

I am currently involved with research projects in
  • Airborne research of Southern Ocean clouds
  • Orographic precipitation in the Australian Snowy Mountains
Supervisors:
Steve Siems (Monash University)
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Simon Clarke

 

Senior Lecturer; Academic Director of IT

Education:
B.Sc. University of Adelaide
Ph.D. University of Western Australia
GCHE, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 209, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4421
Email: Simon.Clarke@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Evolution of non-linear waves and their application to geophysical flows. Topics of research in this field include; effect of shear of finite-amplitude waves, trapping of non-linear internal waves, internal solitary waves with oscillatory tails, dynamics of finite-amplitude interfacial waves, non-linear critical layers, non-linear wave groups.
Dynamical Meteorology; Numerical Modelling
More info:
Staff page: http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/staff/sclarke.html

Recent courses taught:
M4411 - Advanced Computational Mathematics A
MTH3060 - Advanced ordinary differential equations
MTH3360 - Fluid dynamics
M4151 - Waves in Fluids
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Andrew Coutts

 

Research Fellow

Education:
B.Sc. (Honours)
Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Science 2006, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 205, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 8284
Email: Andrew.Coutts@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Urban land-atmosphere interactions; urban heat island mitigation and climate change adaptation in cities; sustainable urban water management; micro-climate and human health; urban planning for improved climate and thermal comfort.

Current research projects:

  1. Investigating the potential micro-climate benefit of stormwater re-use and water sensitive urban design.
  2. The micro-climatic benefits of green roofs.
  3. Comparing strategies for UHI mitigation in Australia.
Climate Science; Micrometeorology
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Fabrizio D'Aprile

 

Research Fellow

Education:
B.A. (Hons) Forest Sc. 1994, University of Florence (Tuscany)
Masters Forest Science 2000, University of Melbourne
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 232 (Bldg. 28)
Tel: Mobile (+61) (0)450323875
Email: Fabrizio.DAprile@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
My main research fields are the effects of climate change in forest growth, health, and dynamics; dendroclimatology; water resources; and sustainable forest management. Environmental indicators and environmental impact evaluation are also fields of interest.
More info:
Staff page
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Dietmar Dommenget

 

Senior Lecturer

Education:
Diploma Physics 1996, University of Hamburg
Ph.D. Oceanography 2000, University of Hamburg
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 212, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4495
Email: Dietmar.Dommenget@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Understanding of the physical climate system and variability. In particular I study the large scale circulation and climate variability, ranging from seasons to centuries, with the aim of understanding causes of climate variability and change. A central part of my research is the concept of deconstructing the high-dimensional climate system into simplified modes or stochastic models of variability by statistical analysis of observations and a hierarchy of model simulations. Climate Science
Tropical Meteorology
More info:
Staff page: http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/staff/ddommenget.html
Personal Website: http://users.monash.edu.au/~dietmard/

Recent courses taught:
M4541 - Advanced Climate Dynamics
M4541 - Statistical Analysis in Climate Research
ATM2030 - Clouds, Weather and Forecasting
ATM2020 - Climate Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Oceans
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Jennifer Fletcher

 

Research Fellow

Education:
Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences 2013, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 251
Tel: +61 3 990 20110
Email: jennifer.fletcher@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:

Research interests:
clouds & climate, cumulus convection, tropical meteorology.

Current project:
Southern Ocean Clouds in the ACCESS model.
Supervisors:
Christian Jakob
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Ailie Gallant

 

Lecturer

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons) Atmospheric Science, Monash University, 2004
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Monash University, 2009
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room W822, Menzies (Bldg. 11)
Tel: +61 3 990 53216
Email: Ailie.Gallant@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
My research focuses on climate variability and change in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. Current topics include:
  • The processes causing variations and trends in Australian climate extremes
  • Palaeoclimate reconstructions during the late Holocene and the development of objective and process-based reconstruction techniques
  • Decadal-scale climate variability, including the non-stationarity of teleconnection patterns and tropical-extratropical interactions
Current teaching:
  • ATS2776 - Climatology: Land, ecosystems and the atmosphere
  • ATS2779 - Climate Change and Variability
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Richard Harris

 

Research Assistant

Education:
BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Glasgow with year at University of California, Santa Barbara
M.Sc. Remote Sensing, University College London
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 229, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 990 24242
Email: richard.harris@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research project
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Sarah Harris

 

Research Fellow

Education:
B.Env.Sci. Geography and Atmospheric Science 2001, Monash University
Ph.D. Climatology 2008, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 227, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 8284
Email: Sarah.Harris@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Research interests include remote sensing, climate dynamics and fire science, particularly fire-climate-vegetation interactions and applications of remote sensing for natural hazards and land cover change.
Climate Science; Micrometeorology
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Darren Hocking

 

Technical Officer

Education:
B.Sc. GES and Zoology
Grad. Dip. Outdoor Education
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. W826, Menzies (Bldg. 11)
Tel: +61 3 9902 0882
Email: Darren.J.Hocking@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Facilitate the technical requirements for field research and education in areas such as:
  • climatology
  • micrometeorology
  • surface-atmosphere interactions
  • climate change
  • urban climatology
  • fluvial environments and processes
  • hydrology and geomorphology.

Micrometeorology; Climate Science
More info:
Staff page: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/staff/dhocking.php
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Yi ('Vivian') Huang

 

Research Assistant

Education:
B.Sc. Atmospheric Science 2007, Sun Yat-sen University
M.Sc. Meteorology 2009, Sun Yat-sen University
Ph.D. Meteorology 2013, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 113, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 4212
Email: Vivian.Huang@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Study on the microphysics and microdynamics of clouds and precipitation; using in situ data and spaceborne active sensors (CloudSat/CALIPSO) to investigate the vertical structure and microphysical characters of cloud layers; evaluation and improvement of clouds and precipitation representation within numerical forecast model (WRF).
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Peter Isaac

 

Research Fellow

Education:
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 113 (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 990 24212
Email: Peter.Isaac@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
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Christian Jakob

 

Professor

Education:
Diplom-Meteorologe 1992, Humboldt-University Berlin
Ph.D. Meteorology 2001, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 206, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4461
Email: Christian.Jakob@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
The global energy and water cycle and its representation in weather and climate models. The innovative use of observations in the evaluation of climate models. The role of convection in the tropical circulation and their representation in climate models. The role of clouds in the climate system.
Tropical Meteorology; Micrometeorology; Numerical Modelling
More info:
Personal webpage

Recent courses taught:
ATM2030 - Clouds, Weather and Forecasting
ATM4561 - Atmospheric Modelling
ATM3040 - Physical Meteorology
ATM1020 - The Science of Climate
ENG1091 - Mathematics for Engineering
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Salah Jimi

 

Lecturer

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons.) Applied Physics 1996, Curtin University of Technology
Ph. D. Atmospheric Science 2005, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. S202, Bldg. 11 (Menzies)
Tel: +61 3 990 52918
Email: Salah.Jimi@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Aerosol production in marine environments; Meteorology influencing aerosol production in the marine environments; Boundary layer dynamics; Long-range dust transport using meteorological/climate models; Air quality under changing climate; Climatology and spatial modelling; Urban heat island effects; Carbon accounting.
Climate Science; Micrometeorology; Numerical Modelling
More info:
Staff page: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/staff/sjimi.php

Recent courses taught:
ATM2250 - Climate change and variability
GES3370 - Applied environmental climatology
ATM2211 - Climatology: surface-atmosphere processes and interactions
ENV2022 - Environmental analysis 1: sampling and monitoring
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Musa Kilinc

 

Education:
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 223 (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 990 24947
Email: musa.kilinc@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
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Vickal Kumar

 

Research Fellow

Education:
BEd, PgDip (Physics), MSc. (Electrical communication), University of the South Pacific
Ph.D. Space Science, La Trobe University, 2010
 
 
Contact:
Office:
Tel: +61 3 96694698
Email: v.kumar@bom.gov.au
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Understanding of the tropical congestus and deep convective cloud processes. The central focus my research is to develop a robust technique to determine upward mass flux from the radar observations of clouds.
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Margaret Loughnan

 

Research Fellow

Education:
State Registered Nurse (SRN) 1980, Prince Henry's Hospital Melbourne
B.A. Geography & Sociology 2004, Monash University
B.A. Honours 2004, Monash University
Ph.D. Health Geography 2008, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 205, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 8297
Email: Margaret.Loughnan@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
My particular area of interest is environmental health with a focus on weather and climate related impacts on public health, and a special interest in social and environmental epidemiology, heat stress, and the spatial determinants of health.
Climate Science
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Michael Manton

 

Professor

Education:
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney
M.Eng.Sci. Engineering Science, University of Sydney
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 113, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 0394
Email: Michael.Manton@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Air quality observations and analysis; climate observations and analysis; simple climate models and their application to global problems; cloud physics.
Climate Science; Micrometeorology; Numerical Modelling
More info:
Staff page: http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/staff/mmanton.html
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Ian McHugh

 

Resarch Assistant

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons.) Geography 2006, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 210, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4458
Email: Ian.McHugh@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Quantifying and investigating environmental controls of carbon exchanges in alpine grasslands.
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Chi Mai Nguyen

 

Research Fellow

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons.) Meteorology 1993, Russian State Hydro-Meteorological Institute
M.Sc. Meteorology 2001, Monash University PhD, Meteorology 2010, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 211, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 0394
Email: Chi.Nguyen@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Inner core processes affecting intensity change in tropical cyclones. Gravity waves and tropical convection.
Tropical Meteorology; Numerical Modelling; Dynamical Meteorology
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Neville Nicholls

 

Professor

Education:
B.Sc. 1970, Monash University
M.Sc. Meteorology 1980, Melbourne University
Ph.D. 1983, Melbourne University
M.B.A. 1985, RMIT
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 220, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 0111
Email: Neville.Nicholls@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Examining climate and weather impacts on agriculture, human health (including drought impacts on suicide, heat and cold impacts on mortality and morbidity, and climate impacts on arbovirus epidemics) and ecosystems, and developing data sets for monitoring climate.
Climate Science
More info:
taff page: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/staff/nnicholls.php
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Laura O'Brien

 

Research Fellow

Education:
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics 2012, University College Dublin
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 118 (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 990 50173
Email: laura.obrien@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Monash node of the ARC CoE for Climate System Science. Previously, I worked on the Mathematical Modelling of Tsunamis due to Landslides. In the CoE, I work with Michael Reeder on the effect of Rossby waves on low-frequency variability, extratropical cyclones and extremes.
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David Packham

 

Senior Research Fellow

Education:
Dip. Applied Chemistry 1964, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
M.S. Applied Science 1973, Victorian Institute of Colleges
Foundation course in Human Resource Management 1991, Institute of Personnel Management Australia
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 231, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel:
Email: David.Packham@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Heat and mass transfer in bushfires, aerial prescribed burning, smoke chemistry and dispersion, nephelometry, air pollution, fire detection in buildings and remote sensing of bushfires.
Climate Science; Micrometeorology
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Michael Page

 

Associate Professor

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics, University of Western Australia
Ph. D. Mathematics 1981, University College London
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 326, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4489
Email: Michael.Page@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
High-Reynolds-number flows and boundary-layer theory, including flow separation. Geophysical fluid dynamics on an f- and beta-plane, especially at small Ekman numbers. Diffusion-driven stratified flows. Computational fluid dynamics. Immersed interface methods for the solution of partial differential equations in irregular domains.
Micrometeorology; Dynamical Meteorology; Numerical Modelling
More info:
Staff page: http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/staff/mpage.html
Personal Website: http://users.monash.edu.au/~map

Recent courses taught:
ENG1090 - Foundation Mathematics
MTH3011 - Partial Differential Equations
M4422 - Advanced Computational Methods
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Karsten Peters

 

Research Fellow

Education:
German Diploma (equiv. to M.Sc.) Meteorology 2008, University of Hamburg
Ph.D. Meteorology 2011, University of Hamburg and Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 116, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 0219
Email: Karsten.Peters@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
I am interested in the role of clouds in the climate system and their representation in conceptual as well as numerical models. In the past, my work has (and will, to a smaller degree) intensively focused on the radiative effects of aerosols on the climate system. I prefer to tackle my projects using both observation- and modelling based approaches.
Climate Science; Tropical Meteorology; Numerical Modelling;
Supervisors:
Christian Jakob (Monash University)

Teaching:
  • ENV2022 - guest lecturer on air pollution monitoring
More info:
Staff page
Personal page
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Hamish Ramsay

 

Lecturer

Education:
B.Sc. (Meteorology) Melbourne
M.Sc., Ph.D. (Meterology) Oklahoma
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 119, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 4213
Email: Hamish.Ramsay@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Tropical meteorology; mesoscale meteorology; severe local storms; numerical modelling.
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Bhupendra Raut

 

Research Fellow

Education:
M.Sc., Ph.D. (Atmospheric Science) University of Pune, India
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 214, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 2269
Email: Bhupendra.Raut@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
My major interest is to study precipitating clouds and the rainfall characteristics at all spatio-temporal scales, with special interest in convective clouds. I use remote sensing techniques and numerical modeling tools to get basic understanding of the precipitation processes. Currently working on radar data analysis and downscaling of climate model output at city scales. My previous work was concentrated on study of clouds over Indian monsoon region with IR satellite data.
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Michael Reeder

 

Professor

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons.) Applied Mathematics 1981, Monash University
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics 1985, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 219, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4464
Email: Michael.Reeder@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Tropical meteorology, synoptic meteorology, mesoscale meteorology and bushfires. Current projects include: the initiation and large-scale organisation of tropical convection, the role of boundary layers on the dynamics of fronts, the generation of gravity waves by fronts and convection, non-linear waves and the morning glory, tropical cyclone dynamics, the dynamics of pyro-cumulonimbus and pyro-tornadogenesis, and the dynamics of bushfires.
Dynamical Meteorology; Tropical Meteorology; Numerical Modelling
More info:
Staff page: http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/staff/mreeder.html

Recent courses taught:
M4571 - Advanced Dynamical Meteorology
ATM3050 - Dynamical Meteorology
ATM2030 - Clouds, Weather and Forecasting
ATM1030 - The Science of Weather
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Juliane Schwendike

 

Super Science Fellow

Education:
Diplom (Meteorology) FU Berlin
Ph.D. (Meteorology) Karlsruhe Inst. Tech.
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 213, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4466
Email: Juliane.Schwendike@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Tropical meteorology, tropical cyclones, mesoscale meteorology, subtropical anticyclones.
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Kay Shelton

 

Research Fellow

Education:
BSc (Hons) Meteorology, 2002, University of Reading
MS Atmospheric Science, 2005, University at Albany, SUNY
PhD Atmospheric Science, 2011, University at Albany, SUNY
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 231, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 4923
Email: Kay.Shelton@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
The representation of weather in climate models. As 'climate' is essentially the aggregate of weather over time, to have confidence in climate model simulations, we must ascertain whether such models reliably simulate the weather, e.g. fronts and convergence lines and the rainfall associated with these. Other topics of interest to me include: Tropical meteorology, tropical cyclones, and intraseasonal and interannual variability.
Supervisors:
Christian Jakob (Monash University)
Michael Reeder (Monash University)
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Steve Siems

 

Associate Professor

Education:
B.S. Applied Mathematics 1985, University of Missouri-Rolla
M.S. Applied Mathematics 1987, University of Washington
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics 1991, University of Washington
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 218, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 3870
Email: steven.siems@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Microscale meteorology, cloud - climate interaction. Current projects involve both field observations and numerical simulations of cloud processes and aerosols.
Micrometeorology; Climate Science; Numerical Modelling
More info:
Staff page: http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/staff/ssiems.html

Recent courses taught:
MTH2010 - Multivariable Calculus
ATM1030 - The Science of Weather
ATM3040 - Dynamical and Physical Meteorology
M4451 - Boundary Layer Meteorology
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Nigel Tapper

 

Professor

Education:
B.A.
M.A. 1976
Ph.D. 1981, University of Canterbury, N.Z.
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 222, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 2931
Email: Nigel.Tapper@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Climatology; surface-atmosphere interactions; climate change and variability and impacts (including human health); urban climatology.
Micrometeorology; Climate Science
More info:
Staff page: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/staff/ntapper.php

Recent courses taught:
GES3370/ATM3370 - Applied Environmental Climatology
ENV4040/ENV5040 - Frontiers in Environment and Sustainability
GES2190/ATM2211 - Climatology: Surface-Atmosphere Processes and Interactions
GES3260/ENV4260 - Cultural Landscape, Environment and Sustainability in Italy.
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Jussi Toivanen

 

Research Fellow

Education:
M.Sc. (1995) University of Jyvaskula
Ph.D. (1998) University of Jyvaskula
 
 
Contact:
Office: Bldg. 28, Rm 207
Tel: +61 3 9905 2952
Email: Jussi.Toivanen@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Numerical modelling of bushfires by coupling atmospheric models and land surface fire models, fire-atmosphere interaction, creating fire modelling capability for ACCESS.
Supervisors:
Michael Reeder (Monash University)
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Emma White

 

Research Assistant

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons), Geography and Environmental Science 2012, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 229, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 4242
Email: emma.white@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Emma currently has a Research Assistant role related to the OzFlux national ecosystem research network. Previous research involvment and output has related to urban microclimate science and bushfire climatology.
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Holger Wolff

 

IT Support

Education:
Diplom Physics (equiv. to M.Sc.), University of Hannover
Ph.D. Quantum-Atom Optics, Swinburne University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 207, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 2952
Email: Holger.Wolff@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Technical and programming support for UM.
Supervisors:
Scott Wales (scott.wales@unimelb.edu.au)
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Yanshan Yu

 

Research Fellow

Education:
B.Sc. Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, China 2004
Ph.D. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, China 2010
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 215 (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 990 20110
Email: yanshan.yu@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
I am interested in ENSO dynamics, predictability, and its behaviour in future climate projections, especially focusing on the nonlinear processes controlling ENSO behaviour.
Supervisors:
Dietmar Dommenget (Monash University)
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