Rainfall over the Maritime Continent and Northern Australia

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Australian weather and climate are strongly influenced by tropical convection. The Australian continent itself and the multitude of islands of the nearby Maritime Continent provide a complex environment in which convection takes place. The interaction of convection with this environment remains poorly understood and modelled. Through an integrated research program of observation, theory and numerical modelling this proposal aims to improve our understanding of how the juxtaposition of land and sea affect the initiation and evolution of tropical convection, and to improve the representation of the underlying physical processes in numerical models used for weather prediction and climate projection.
Effective start/end date1/06/0931/03/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD370,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)