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The Monash weather and climate modelling group works on the development and assessment of weather and climate models.

Research Team

Christian Jakob



Cloud representation in numerical models.

christian.jakob@monash.edu
9905 4461

Steven Siems



Cloud microphysics, boundary layer meteorology.

steven.siems@monash.edu
9905 4406       

Professor Michael Manton

Michael’s research areas of interest are: air quality observations and analysis, climate observations and analysis, simple climate models and their application to global problems and cloud physics

michael.manton@monash.edu
9902 4923

Michael Reeder


Modelling tropical convection.

michael.reeder@monash.edu
9905 4464       
 

Julie Arblaster

Coupled climate modelling, multimodel intercomparisons, representation of extremes in climate models, Antarctic ozone changes and climate, future climate change.

julie.arblaster@monash.edu
9905 4411

Dietmar Dommenget


Large-scale Climate Dynamics, Climate Modelling, El Nino, Modes of Variability, Climate Change.

dietmar.dommenget@monash.edu
9905 4495

Jennifer Catto


Representation of extratropical cyclones, fronts, and their associated precipitation in climate models.

jennifer.catto@monash.edu
9902 4211

Hamish Ramsay

hamish.ramsay@monash.edu
9905 4213

Shayne McGregor


Reassessing the stochastic nature of El Nino event initiation and predictability, Pacific decadal variability, Interbasin connectivity.

shayne.mcgregor@monash.edu
9902 0423
 

Dr Martin Singh

Modelling of the large-scale atmospheric circulation and monsoons.

martin.singh@monash.edu
9902 0421

Recent Publications

2017

  • M.S. Singh, Z. Kuang & Y. Tian (2017). Eddy influences on the strength of the Hadley circulation: dynamic and thermodynamic perspectives. J. Atm. Sci., 74, 467-486.

2016

  • M.S. Singh & Z. Kuang (2016). Exploring the role of eddy momentum fluxes in determining the characteristics of the equinoctial Hadley circulation: fixed-SST simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 2427-2444

2015

  • Ackerley, D., G. J. Berry, C. Jakob, M. J. Reeder, and J. Schwendike. 2015. Summertime precipitation over northern Australia in AMIP simulations from CMIP5. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 141, 1753–1768.
  • Birch, C. E., M. Roberts, L. Garcia-Carreras, D. Ackerley, M. J. Reeder, A. Lock, and R. Schiemann. 2015. Sea breeze dynamics and convection initiation: The influence of convective parameterization on model biases. J. Clim., 28, 8093 – 8108.
  • Catto, J. L., C. Jakob, and N. Nicholls (2015), Can the CMIP5 models represent winter frontal precipitation?, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2015gl066015.
  • Dommenget, D., 2015: A simple model perturbed physics study of the simulated climate sensitivity uncertainty and its relation to control climate biases. Climate Dynamics, in press.
  • Huang, Y., C.N. Franklin, S.T. Siems, M.J. Manton, T. Chubb, A. Lock, S. Alexander and A. Klekociuk, 2015: Evaluation of boundary layer cloud forecasts over the Southern Ocean in a limited-area numerical weather prediction system using in-situ, space-borne and ground-based observations. Quart. J. Royal Meteor. Soc., 141, 2259-2276, DOI:10.1002/qj.2519.
  • Kay, J.E., C. Deser, A. Phillips, A. Mai, C. Hannay, G. Strand, J.M. Arblaster, S. C. Bates, G. Danabasoglu, J. Edwards, M. Holland, P. Kushner, J.-F. Lamarque, D. Lawrence, K. Lindsay, A. Middleton, E. Munoz, R. Neale, K. Oleson, L. Polvani, and M. Vertenstein, 2015: The Community Earth System Model (CESM) Large Ensemble Project: A Community Resource for Studying Climate Change in the Presence of Internal Climate Variability. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 1333–1349. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00255.1
  • McGregor, S., A. Timmermann, and F.-F. Jin, 2015: Charging El Niño events with off-equatorial wind bursts? Climate Dynamics (in press).
  • S. Pfahl, P.A. O'Gorman & M.S. Singh (2015). Midlatitude cyclones in idealized simulations of changed climates. J. Atmos. Sci., 28, 9373-9392.

2014

  • Ackerley, D., G. J. Berry, C. Jakob, M. J. Reeder. 2014. The processes that lead to summertime rainfall in northwest Australia in the ACCESS1.3 GCM. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 140, 2515 – 2526.
  • Arblaster, J.M., and N.P Gillett (Lead Authors), N. Calvo, P.M. Forster, L.M. Polvani, S.-W. Son, D.W. Waugh, and P.J. Young, Stratospheric ozone changes and climate, Chapter 4 in Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014, Global Ozone Research and Monitoring Project – Report No. 55, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014.
  • Catto, J. L., N. Nicholls, C. Jakob, and K. L. Shelton (2014), Atmospheric fronts in present and future climates, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL061943.
  • Govekar, P. D., C. Jakob, and J. L. Catto (2014), The relationship between clouds and dynamics in Southern Hemisphere extratropical cyclones in the real world and a climate model, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 6609-6628, DOI:10.1002/2013JD020699.
  • Hope, P., K. Keay, M. Pook, J. L. Catto, I. Simmonds, G. Mills, P. McIntosh, J. Risbey, and G. Berry (2013), A Comparison of automated methods of front recognition for climate studies - a case study in south west Western Australia, Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 343-363, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-12-00252.1.
  • Huang, Y., S.T. Siems, M.J. Manton and G. Thompson, 2014: An Evaluation of the WRF Simulations of the Clouds over the Southern Ocean with A-Train Observations. Monthly Weather Review, 142, 647-667, DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-13-00128.1

2013

  • Arblaster, J.M., and N.P Gillett (Lead Authors), N. Calvo, P.M. Forster, L.M. Polvani, S.-W. Son, D.W. Waugh, and P.J. Young, Stratospheric ozone changes and climate, Chapter 4 in Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014, Global Ozone Research and Monitoring Project – Report No. 55, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014.

Research Grants

  • Climate System Science, ARC Centre of Excellence (2011-2017). CIs:  A. Pitman, C. Jakob, N. Bindoff, M. England, D. Karoly M. Roderick, L. Alexander, A. Hogg, D. Dommenget, M. Reeder, T. Lane, S. Sherwood, S. Steffen, P. Strutton.