ENVS 3XXX: Severe Weather in Australia

*Proposed Future Course*, Course Convenor: Nicholas Engerer

[download draft of the proposed Course Guide]


Severe weather events in my home state of Ohio are what got me interested in meteorology. I could think of nothing more exciting than for me to teach a severe weather course at The ANU
— Nick Engerer
A screen grab from a video of my first tornado intercept, in Major County, Oklahoma, 13 June 2007.  

A screen grab from a video of my first tornado intercept, in Major County, Oklahoma, 13 June 2007.  

Hey! Why not check out my storm chasing videos?

I am in the process of initiating a 3000-level course (third year) on severe weather within the Fenner School, which will hopefully be on offer in 2015.  This course will focus on the severe weather events that impact Australia, such as cyclones, high winds, hail and flooding, with some supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes thrown in there for good measure :-).

I've worked at the National Severe Storms Laboratory, in the Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms and on the Vortex2 tornadogenesis field project.  I have first-hand experience in observing, documenting, modelling and analysing severe weather systems and sincerely hope I can leverage that experience in putting together a course for students at The ANU.

I'll keep you posted! If you're interested in the course, why not send me an email? I can use it to document support for the course, which will help get it started!


 
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