Dr. Martin Singh - Honours Projects

There is potential for a $7.5k scholarship as the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science has honours scholarships available for students interested in working on climate science projects. These scholarships competitive and award will be based on academic merit, the project area, and your commitment to your program of study.

Mechanisms for the formation of intense tropical thunderstorms

Supervisor: Martin Singh
Field of study: Atmospheric science
Support offered: Potential for honours scholarship through the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, no required support for the research itself.

Climate models predict that the energy available to tropical thunderstorms will increase under a future warmer climate. However, the mechanisms that lead to this increase in potential energy, and its implications for tropical thunderstorms, remain uncertain. This project will apply observations of the tropical atmosphere to the task of understanding the fundamental mechanisms that lead to intense tropical thunderstorms. A recently proposed theory for the energy available to tropical thunderstorms suggests that the rate of mixing between clouds and their environment is an important factor in determining the potential strength of updrafts within such storms. This project will investigate if evidence for this effect may be found in the observed storms.

For further information contact: Martin Singh