Research leader

Dr Rebecca Harris Research Leader

Research team

Dr Tomas Remenyi Research Team
Dr Peter Love Research Team
Paul Fox-Hughes
Paul Fox-Hughes Research Team

End User representatives

Negatively tilted upper-tropospheric troughs are a synoptic weather pattern that have been associated with the development of thunderstorms and severe weather, including extreme fire weather and tornadoes. While various case studies and some preliminary climatological analysis have been conducted in the past, a thorough investigation of the development of these synoptic features during extreme weather events has not yet been done in Australia or elsewhere. This study aimed to identify how often negatively tilted troughs occur and how often they are associated with extreme storms and fire weather.

Read the final report here.