On the front line: finding how much rain comes from fronts

Dr Jennifer Catto

Research Fellow, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Monash University

Jennifer is a Research Fellow in the Weather and Climate group of the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University. Her expertise is in the representation of extratropical cyclones and storm tracks in current and future climate simulations, innovative approaches to model evaluation, and regime methods for investigating trends and model representation of precipitation.

Her current research focus is on understanding mid-latitude weather systems and their associated precipitation – investigating links between the dynamics of the systems and their rainfall; evaluating the ability of climate models to represent these links; and investigating their potential future changes.  This project will increase understanding of the links between midlatitude storms and rainfall, including heavy rainfall events, to improve projections of water availability and potential drought or flooding.

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