Lam Hoang

PhD Student

Monash University

School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Victoria

Supervisors: Michael Reeder, Gareth Berry

  • B.Sc. Meteorology - Hydrology and Oceanography, 2004, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
  • M.Sc. Meteorology and Climatology, 2006, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Thesis Title

The Role of Breaking Rossby Waves in Tropical Cyclogenesis in the Asia-Pacific Region


Recent synoptic analysis of the Australian monsoon during Austral summer shows that heavy rainfall is often organised by passage isentropic PV anomalies in the middle troposphere, and that these anomalies are the result of RWB in the middle latitudes. Moreover, it is believed that most tropical cyclones in the region develop from such PV anomalies. The central aim of the proposed research is to assess whether or not tropical storms and tropical cyclones in the Asia-Pacific region have similar origins.

Before joining the Centre, Lam was a weather forecaster, from 2004 to 2011, with the Vietnam National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. His research on Rossby waves is being supervised by Prof Michael Reeder and Dr Gareth Berry.

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