The dynamics of subtropical anticyclones and the connection to drought, heatwaves and bushfires in southern Autralia

  • Reeder, Michael (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Berry, Gareth, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Jakob, Christian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lynch, Amanda, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nicholls, Neville (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Schwendike, Juliane, (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

The research will answer two questions 1. What controls the strength and location of the sea level pressure in winter over Australia? Because of the very strong correlation between the two, simulating the mean wintertime anticyclone correctly is a prerequisite for simulating the wintertime rainfall. 2. Are the summertime anticyclones associated with heatwaves and the most severe fire conditions, simulated well and for the correct physical reasons in climate models?
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/07/101/09/14

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD556,800.00
  • Monash University: AUD120,000.00