How does orography enhance precipitation in Australian wintertime storms?

  • Siems, Steven (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Huang, Vivian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Manton, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Geerts, Bart (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Protat, Alain (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Franklin, Charmaine (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Chubb, Thomas H. (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Peace, Andrew (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Kenyon, Suzanne (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Speirs, Johanna (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Allie, Stuart (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We will employ targeted field observations, numerical simulations and new satellite capabilities to identify the dynamical and microphysical mechanisms that enhance and redistribute precipitation across the alpine regions of SE Australia and Tasmania. These observations will be used to evaluate operational numerical weather simulations specifically focusing on quantitative precipitation forecasts and estimates. These observations will also be used to extend known biases in the national gridded precipitation analysis that are a result of the complex mountain terrain. Finally the field observations will be used to better appreciate biases and limitations in the satellite-based products.
Short titleOrographic precipitation
Effective start/end date1/07/1730/11/22


  • University of Melbourne: A$14,705.70