Thomas Kloetzke

Dr Thomas Kloetzke

Completed PhD student
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Dr Thomas Kloetzke

Dr Thomas Kloetzke’s project investigated nearsurface wind fields during tropical cyclones that make landfall through observation and numerical studies. His research helped develop improved methods for estimating the risk these cyclones pose to buildings and communities, as very limited data exists on the structure of turbulent winds within the built environment during cyclones. Thomas’ project will address questions around the true structure of these wind fields and how they impact buildings and communities. Thomas was part of a deployment team for Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in Queensland in 2017, gathering vital data for his PhD, while he presented his research at the CRC’s Research Forum in 2016.

Blog posts on Views & Visions

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Measuring Debbie 29 Mar 2017 cyclone, engineering, infrastructure

Student project

This project aims to investigate near-surface wind fields during tropical cyclones that make landfall through observation and numerical studies. This research will develop improved methods for estimating the risk these cyclones pose to buildings and communities; as very limited data exists on the structure of turbulent winds within the built environment during cyclones. This project will address questions around the true structure of these wind fields and how they impact buildings and communities.
Supervisory panel:
Near-surface turbulent wind flow over single terrain changes in tropical cyclones
18 Sep 2018
Using wind observations from three tropical cyclone field campaigns, an analysis of near-surface...
Thomas Kloetzke Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
This study utilises the advanced research version of the weather research and forecasting (WRF-ARW...

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