Senior Research Scientist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Andrew is a Senior Research Scientist from the Bureau of Meteorology specialising in extreme events including bushfires, thunderstorms, lightning, tropical cyclones and east coast lows.

Experience

  • 2007–present
    Research Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology
  • 2006–2007
    Policy Officer, Department of the Environment and Heritage
  • 2001–2003
    Lidar physicist, Australian Antarctic Division

Education

  • 2005 
    University of Adelaide, PhD

Publications

  • 2017
    Pyrocumulonimbus lightning and fire ignition on Black Saturday in southeast Australia, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • 2017
    Climatological variability of fire weather in Australia, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • 2017
    Extreme weather caused by concurrent cyclone, front and thunderstorm occurrences, Scientific Reports
  • 2017
    Classification of Australian Thunderstorms using Multivariate Analyses of Large-Scale Atmospheric Variables, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
  • 2016
    Seasonal forecasting of lightning and thunderstorm activity in tropical and temperate regions of the world, Scientific Reports
  • 2016
    Tropical cyclone track direction climatology and its intraseasonal variability in the Australian region, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • 2015
    Large-scale modelling of environments favourable for dry lightning occurrence, MODSIM: ISBN: 978-0-9872143-5-5
  • 2015
    Development of a global fire weather database for 1980-2012, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
  • 2015
    Rainfall in Australia’s eastern seaboard: a review of confidence in projections based on observations and physical processes., Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal
  • 2015
    East Coast Cluster Report, Climate Change in Australia Projections for Australia’s Natural Resource Management Regions. Availabe here: http://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/media/ccia/2.1.4/cms_page_media/172/EAST_COAST_CLUSTER_REPORT.pdf, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology
  • 2015
    Climate Change in Australia Information for Australia’s Natural Resource Management Regions: Technical Report, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology
  • 2015
    Estimating trends and seasonality in Australian monthly lightning flash counts., Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • 2014
    Lightning climatology of Australia: temporal and spatial variability, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal
  • 2014
    Long-term changes in Australian tropical cyclone numbers, Atmospheric Science Letters
  • 2014
    Fewer large waves for eastern Australia due to decreasing storminess, Nature Climate Change
  • 2013
    Large-scale diagnostics of extratropical cyclogenesis in eastern Australia, International Journal of Climatology
  • 2013
    Changes in the risk of extratropical cyclones in eastern Australia., Journal of Climate
  • 2013
    Understanding rainfall projections in relation to extratropical cyclones in eastern Australia, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal
  • 2012
    Characteristics of lightning-attributed fires in south-east Australia, International Journal of Wildland Fire
  • 2012
    Atmospheric and fuel moisture characteristics associated with lightning-attributed fires, J. of Applied Met. and Climate
  • 2012
    Tropical cyclone climatology of the South Pacific Ocean and its relationship to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, Journal of Climate
  • 2012
    An analysis of tropical cyclone occurrence in the Southern Hemisphere derived from a new satellite-era dataset, International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • 2011
    Large-scale indicators of Australian East Coast Lows and associated extreme weather events, CAWCR, Technical Report 37
  • 2010
    Diagnosing indicators of large-scale forcing of east-coast cyclogenesis, IOP: Earth and Environmental Science
  • 2010
    Index sensitivity analysis applied to the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index and the McArthur Forest Fire Danger Index, Meteorological Applications
  • 2009
    Australian fire weather as represented by the McArthur Forest Fire Danger Index and the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index, CAWCR, Technical Report 10
  • 2009
    Atmospheric states associated with the ignition of lightning-attributed fires in southeast Australia, CAWCR, Technical Report 19
  • 2007
    Polar mesosphere and lower thermosphere dynamics, Part I: Mean wind and gravity wave climatologies, Journal of Geophysical Research
  • 2007
    Polar mesosphere and lower thermosphere dynamics, Part II: The response to sudden stratospheric warmings, Journal of Geophysical Research
  • 2004
    The large-scale dynamics of the mesosphere-lower thermosphere during the Southern Hemisphere stratospheric warming of 2002, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2003
    Further evidence of hemispheric differences in the MLT mean wind climatology: Simultaneous MF radar observations at Poker Flat (65°N, 147°W) and Davis (69°S, 78°E), Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2003
    First year of Rayleigh Lidar measurements of middle atmosphere temperatures over Davis, Antarctica, Advances in Space Research
  • 2001
    A comparison of mean winds and gravity wave activity in the northern and southern polar MLT, Geophysical Research Letters

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Science Communicators
  • Member of the Science Advisory Panel of the Victorian Coastal Council
  • Australian Academy of Science (EMCR forum)
  • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS)
  • Member of Climate Change Project Team appointed by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council