[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0558361]
Researchers Prof RA Vincent; A/Prof IM Reid; Dr PT May; Dr MJ Alexander
Brief description Small-scale atmospheric gravity waves play an important, but not well understood, role in determining the state of the atmosphere. Observations to be made in northern Australia in 2005-2006 will bring together different kinds of radars and other instruments to study rain production processes in thunderstorms. Results will be used in a high-resolution numerical model to test wave generation by storms and to study their impact on the atmosphere. The project will contribute to the improvement of weather radar measurements of rainfall and to improvement in numerical weather forecasting and climate prediction. It will provide high-quality training for postgraduate students in the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and models.
Funding Amount $413,782
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects