Rachel Badlan

PhD student

The University of Melbourne
Email: r.badlan@pgrad.unimelb.edu.au
Researcher ID: A-3998-2012
Supervisors: Todd Lane, Christian Jakob

Thesis Title

Momentum Transports via Tropical Convection


Rachel is researching the processes that control the lifetime and intensity of convective systems (e.g., thunderstorms). In particular, she is examining how tropical storms transport momentum and how these transports contribute to the storms’ evolution. Such transports also affect the atmosphere on larger scales and this process must be parameterized in climate models. Rachel’s work will help develop new parameterizations that will improve the representation of tropical convection and precipitation.

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