Dynamical meteorology

Dynamical meteorology, the study of the motion of the atmosphere and the forces behind them, continues to be driven by the fundamental need to make ever more accurate weather forecasts. These motions span from the global circulation, to synoptic weather patterns and tropical cyclones and down to the smaller motions of isolated storms, sea breezes and turbulence.

Research Team

Assoc Prof Steve Siems

Mountain meteorology, wintertime storms across the south of Australia and the Southern Ocean, boundary layer meteorology.

Prof Christian Jakob

Dr Jennifer Catto

Extratropical cyclones, fronts, warm conveyor belts.

Dr Hamish Ramsay

Prof Michael Reeder

Fronts and frontogenesis, gravity wave generation from non-orographic sources, Rossby wave dynamics, undular bores.