Michael is currently a professor in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University. He was awarded a PhD in applied mathematics 35 years ago, after which held appointments at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA, the University of Munich, Germany, and Monash University. His specialist area of research is synoptic-dynamical meteorology. He has also worked in the related fields of fire behaviour and fire weather.
Southern Australia has just had an unparalleled bushfire (wildfire) season. Around 10 million hectares burnt. Although, my talk will not focus specifically on the most recent season, it will address the general synoptic-dynamics of bushfire weather in the region and the conditions required for catastrophic fires.
Arranged date for the seminar talk:
Mar 06 at 11:00, 2020
BCCR lecture room 4020, Jahnebakken 5