Liz Ritchie obtained her Ph.D. from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is a Professor in the School of Science, and the Associate Dean for Education, at UNSW Canberra (located at ADFA), Australia. Prof. Ritchie’s broad research interests are tropical cyclones, tropical meteorology, extreme weather and climate impacts on societies.
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Ph.D. scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for high-achieving students (H1/High Distinction in their UG program and/or have completed a Masters by Research) in tropical cyclones, climate, societal impacts, remote sensing, and meteorological modelling under my supervision. if you are interested contact me at email@example.com.
Research: Physical understanding, estimation, and prediction of tropical cyclogenesis, tropical cyclone structure and intensity change, the extratropical transition of tropical cyclones and their downstream impacts, and tropical cyclone landfall impacts on natural environments and societies. Climate and environmental impacts on extreme weather behaviour. Weather Phenomena. Tropical cyclone storm surge and sedimentation from fresh-water inundation.
Applied Research Areas: Remote sensing detection, estimation, and prediction of tropical cyclones and other extreme weather.
Professional Engagement: Prof. Ritchie is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, an editor of Weather and Forecasting and former editor of the Monthly Weather Review. She is a member of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Working Group on Tropical Cyclones and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society's expert group on weather and weather prediction, has served on numerous NASA panels including Chair of the Senior Review, is a former Councillor of the American Meteorological Society, served on the U.S. Joint Hurricane Testbed Steering Committee, and has served in a number of leadership roles for the WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones.
Publications: Prof. Ritchie has over 60 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters, and 150+ conference papers. For publication details see the link in the red box on the right of the webpage.
Funding: Prof. Ritchie is currently funded by an ARC Discovery project grant. She has successfully obtained significant external funding for her research that includes the US Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
My Research Supervision
Landfall Impacts of typhoons in Southeast Asia
Influence of storm surge on the GBM delta region
Neural Networks for tropical cyclone radiation
Risk from tropical cyclones under climate change in Bangladesh