Atmospheric Sciences

Research in the field of atmospheric sciences from the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.


Kathryn Allen     Reconstruction of historical climate variability from tree rings.

Linden Ashcroft     Climate science and science communication.

Craig Bishop     Data assimilation science of using models, observations and advanced estimation theory to initialise ensemble forecasts and to identify and account for systematic and stochastic aspects of model error in ensemble forecasting.

Michael Brear     Alternative fuels, low emission technologies, reciprocating engines and gas turbines, technical and economic analysis of transport and energy systems.

Josephine Brown     Climate variability, palaeoclimate, climate change, tropical climate, monsoons, El Nino-Southern Oscillation.

Diego CarriĆ³ CarriĆ³     Extreme weather phenomena and climate change.

Leone Cavicchia     Regional climate modeling, extreme weather events (cyclones and extreme rainfall) and their impacts.

Shantanu Chakraborty     Artificial intelligence, electrical energy systems (power system economics), electrical energy systems (energy market design and distribution system design), system modelling and simulation.

Ben Henley     Improving our understanding of climate change and variability at interannual and decadal timescales using instrumental data, multi-proxy palaeoclimate records and global climate models (

Stacey Hitchcock     Mesoscale meteorology/dynamics and organised deep convection.

Yi Huang     Atmospheric remote sensing, boundary layer meteorology, cloud and precipitation physics, mesoscale numerical modelling, mountain meteorology.

Andrew King     Study of climate extremes in a warming world. Seasonal prediction of climate extremes. Understanding patterns of global climate change.

Todd Lane     Research in mesoscale meteorology to study convective cloud processes.

Malte Meinshausen     Research in climate change projections, carbon budgets and international climate policy.

Peter Rayner     Estimation of surface sources and sinks of CO2 using satellite and in-site measurements in the tropics and Southern Hemisphere.

Robyn Schofield     Atmospheric chemistry and climate observations and modelling. Reactive trace gases, air toxics, aerosols, clouds, radiative forcing, ozone chemistry and air-ocean-land interactions.

Ian Simmonds     Study of the temporal variability of rainfall and soil hydrology over Australia and other continents, various Antarctic and Arctic research, and the develop and use of climate models.

Claire Vincent     Research in tropical variability and precipitation, mesoscale meteorology, mesoscale modelling and wind energy variability.

Luba Volkova     Forest and peat fires, greenhouse gas accounting, bushfire fuels and inventory, model simulation of GHG emissions under a range of management scenarios, and REDD+.

Research centres

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes
We seek to discover the process-level understanding that explains the behaviour of climate extremes that directly affect the Australian natural and economic systems.

Australian-German College of Climate and Energy Transitions
A team of early career researchers in an interdisciplinary environment to conduct climate and energy systems research.

Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
Taking a holistic view on the sustainability and liveability of urban environments, producing the evidence base and collaborative partnerships to deliver better cities.

Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub
Building world-leading climate and Earth system science capability and using our understanding of Australia's past, present and future climate to provide useful and accessible information.

Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research
The Peter Cook Centre aims to develop environmentally and socially acceptable, cost effective carbon capture and storage solutions for a carbon constrained world.

Research in this area is conducted in the School of Earth Sciences and School of Ecoystem and Forest Sciences.