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Kimberley finished her PhD with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) in 2022 at the University of Melbourne. Her research was in understanding the impacts of Atmospheric Rivers and large-scale moisture transport over Australia and New Zealand, and their relationship with climate change. She began her postdoc with CLEX in April 2022 at Monash University working with Prof. Julie Arblaster on tropical-extratropical interactions. This work will include evaluating the devastating east coast floods of 2022 and understanding the drying trend in fronts over southern Australia. She will evaluate how these tropical-extratropical systems are represented in weather and climate models and how we can improve their predictability.

Research interests

Extreme rainfall and flooding

Synoptic weather systems

Tropical-extratropical interactions

Atmospheric rivers

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Atmospheric Science, PhD, Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers over Australia and New Zealand, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 13 Aug 2022

Atmospheric Science, MSc, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 10 Dec 2018

Science, BSc, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 16 Dec 2016

Research area keywords

  • Meteorology
  • Atmospheres
  • Climate impact

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