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Our team works on clouds and convection as represented by numerical models, and through observation.

Research Team

Prof Christian Jakob

Prof Michael Reeder



Organization of tropical convection (including tropical cyclones), wave clouds, gravity generation by tropical convection.

Prof Michael Manton

Assoc Prof Steve Siems



Extratropical storms systems, orographic clouds, boundary layer clouds.

Dr Hamish Ramsay

Recent Publications

2015

Chubb, T.H., M.J. Manton, S.T. Siems, A.D. Peace and S.P. Bilish, 2015: Estimation of wind-induced losses from a precipitation gauge network in the Australian Snowy Mountains. J. Hydrometeor., (in press.)

Huang, Y., A. Protat, S.T. Siems and M.J. Manton, 2015: A-Train observations of maritime midlatitude storm-track cloud systems: Comparing the Southern Ocean against the North Atlantic. J. Clim., 28, 1920-1939, DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00169.1.

Osburn, L., T.H. Chubb, S.T. Siems and M.J. Manton, 2015: Observations of Supercooled liquid water in wintertime alpine storms in South Eastern Australia. Atmos. Res., (in press.)

Prata, A.T., S.T. Siems and M.J. Manton, 2015: Quantification of volcanic cloud top heights and thicknesses using A–train observations for the 2008 Chaitén eruption. J. Geophys. Res., 120, 2928-2950, D18204, DOI:10.1002/2014JD022399.

Wang, Z., S.T. Siems, D. Belusic, M.J. Manton and Y. Huang, 2015: A Climatology of the Precipitation over the Southern Ocean as observed at Macquarie Island. J. Applied Meteor. Clim., (in press.)

2014

Birch, C. E., M. J. Reeder, and G. J. Berry. 2014. Wave-cloud lines over the Arabian Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD021347.

Dai, J., M.J. Manton, S.T. Siems and E.E. Ebert, 2014: Estimation of daily winter precipitation over the Snowy Mountains of South Eastern Australia, 2014. J. Hydrometeorology, 15, 909-920, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-081.1

Hankinson, C. M. N., M. J. Reeder, and T. P. Lane. 2014. Gravity waves generated by convection during TWP-ICE Part I: Inertia-gravity waves. J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi: 10.1002/2013JD020724.

Hankinson, C. M. N., M. J. Reeder, and T. P. Lane. 2014. Gravity waves generated by convection during TWP-ICE. Part II: High-frequency waves. J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi: 10.1002/2013JD020726.

Hankinson, C. M. N., M. J. Reeder, N. E. Davidson, and K. Puri. 2014. Vacillation cycles in simulations of hurricane Katrina. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 140, 1878 – 1888. doi: 10.1002/qj.2275.

Reif, M, M. J. Reeder, and M. C. N. Hankinson. 2014. Vacillation cycles in WRF simulations of hurricane Katrina. Aust. Meteor. Ocean. J., 64, 123 – 131.

Recent Grants

Australian Research Council (discovery grant DP150102894) – The Southern Ocean boundary layer: winds, turbulence sea spray and clouds.  Siems, Belusic, Manton, Sullivan, Keywood and Schulz