Transient Weather Events
This physics honours project involves integrating data from multiple instruments to determine the origins of recurring and transient weather events in the Adelaide area.
The Adelaide area includes a number of atmospheric sensors including multiple radars that measure wind speed and direction at different heights, surface weather stations, and balloon launching facilities, including an intense campaign of 136 launches in 2011.
This provides an opportunity to study the sources of atmospheric waves and other meteorological phenomena in the Adelaide area and potentially compare these measurements to the Bureau of Meteorology’s computational models.
Related topics: extreme weather events, sensor fusion, atmospheric gravity waves and atmospheric tides.