Dr Milton   Speer
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Milton Speer

Bsc., Diploma in Meteorology, PhD., Diploma in Management

Faculty of Science
Climate Change Research Centre

Milton is an independent consultant to industry as a meteorologist with more than 25 years research experience, including applied mesoscale modelling, and extensive experience before that as an operational weather forecaster with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. His research interests cover a variety of fields in weather and climate, particularly focusing on southeast Australia and include severe weather and air quality modelling, mesoscale and synoptic scale meteorology, extratropical climate, and climate variability and change. He collaborates with atmospheric groups at universities and government institutions in Australia, the USA, Korea and China.

Phone
9296 1618

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2007
    Dr Milton Speer
    Choi H; Speer MS, 2007, 'Influences of secondary chemical gas processes on PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations over the Korean Coast', in Advances in Geosciences: Volume 9: Solid Earth (SE), Ocean Science (OS) and Atmospheric Science (AS), pp. 209 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/6494-vol9
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer MS; Leslie LM, 2006, 'Local to long-range dust transport over Central Eastern Australia', in Advances in Geosciences: Volume 5: Oceans and Atmospheres (OA), pp. 29 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812707215_0005
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie L; Hartigan J; MacNamara S, 2021, 'Changes in Frequency and Location of East Coast Low Pressure Systems Affecting Southeast Australia', Climate, vol. 9, pp. 44 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cli9030044
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Milton Speer
    Hartigan J; MacNamara S; Leslie L; Speer M, 2021, 'High resolution simulations of a tornadic storm affecting Sydney', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v62.16113
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Milton Speer
    Hartigan J; MacNamara S; Leslie LM; Speer M, 2020, 'Attribution and Prediction of Precipitation and Temperature Trends within the Sydney Catchment Using Machine Learning', Climate, vol. 8, pp. 120 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cli8100120
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer MS, 2018, 'Digitization of weekly Murrumbidgee River heights at Hay South Eastern Australia 1873–2017', Geoscience Data Journal, vol. 5, pp. 9 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gdj3.54
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer MS, 2013, 'Dust storm frequency and impact over eastern Australia determined by state of Pacific climate system.', Weather & Climate Extremes, vol. 2, pp. 16 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2013.10.004
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer MS; Leslie LM; Fierro AO, 2011, 'Australian east coast rainfall decline related to large scale climate drivers', Climate Dynamics, vol. 36, pp. 1419 - 1429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-009-0726-1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer MS; Leslie LM; Fierro AO, 2011, 'Erratum to Australian east coast rainfall decline related to large scale climate drivers (Clim Dyn, 10.1007/s00382-009-0726-1)', Climate Dynamics, vol. 36, pp. 1431 - 1434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-010-0818-y
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Phillips JA; Hanstrum BN, 2011, 'Meteorological aspects of the 31 March 2009 Coffs Harbour flash flood', Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, vol. 61, pp. 201 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.22499/2.6104.001
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer MS; Leslie LM; Fierro AO, 2010, 'Erratum to: Australian east coast rainfall decline related to large scale climate drivers', Climate Dynamics, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-010-0745-y
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Wiles P; Pepler A, 2009, 'Low pressure systems off the New South Wales coast and associated hazardous weather: establishment of a database', Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, vol. 58, pp. 29 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.22499/2.5801.004
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Milton Speer
    Lamb P; Leslie LM; Timmer R; Speer M, 2009, 'Multidecadal variability of eastern Australian dust and northern New Zealand sunshine: Associations with pacific climate system', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2008JD011184
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M, 2008, 'On the late twentieth century decrease in Australian east coast rainfall extremes', Atmospheric Science Letters, vol. 9, pp. 160 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asl.191
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Milton Speer
    Choi H; Speer M, 2006, 'Effects of atmospheric circulation and boundary layer structure on the dispersion of suspended particulates in the Seoul metropolitan area', Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, vol. 92, pp. 239 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-005-0147-6
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Milton Speer
    Choi H; Speer M, 2006, 'The influence of synoptic-mesoscale winds and sea surface temperature distribution on fog formation near the Korean western peninsula', Meteorological Applications, vol. 13, pp. 347 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1350482706002398
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; Speer M, 2006, 'Modelling dust transport over central eastern Australia', Meteorological Applications, vol. 13, pp. 141 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1350482706002155
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Milton Speer
    Qi L; Leslie LM; Speer M, 2005, 'Climatology of cyclones over the southwest Pacific: 1992-2001', Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, vol. 91, pp. 201 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-005-0149-4
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie L; Kastner-Klein P; Speer M; Qi L, 2004, 'Editorial: Special issue on air quality', METEOROLOGY AND ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, vol. 87, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-003-0057-4
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Milton Speer
    Liu S; Leslie LM; Speer M; Bunker R; Morison RP, 2003, 'Approaching realistic soil moisture status with an improved mesoscale numerical weather prediction model', Weather radar information and distributed hydrological modelling, vol. 282, pp. 315 - 320
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; Speer MS, 2003, 'Comment on modelling a coastal ridging event over south-eastern Australia', METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, vol. 10, pp. 293 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1350482703003098
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; Speer MS, 2003, 'Prediction of extreme rainfall for the coffs harbour catchment', Australian Meteorological Magazine, vol. 52, pp. 95 - 100
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer MS; Leslie LM; Morison R; Catchpole W; Bradstock R; Bunker R, 2001, 'Shorter contribution modelling fire weather and fire spread rates for two bushfires near Sydney', Australian Meteorological Magazine, vol. 50, pp. 241 - 246
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie LM; Morison RP; Anderson WR; Bradstock R; Bunker R, 2001, 'Modelling fire weather and fire spread rates for two bushfires near Sydney', Australian Meteorological Magazine, vol. 50, pp. 241 - 246, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000171816000007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie LM, 2000, 'A comparison of five flood rain events over the New South Wales north coast and a case study', International Journal of Climatology, vol. 20, pp. 543 - 563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1097-0088(200004)20:5<543::AID-JOC498>3.0.CO;2-C
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; Speer M, 2000, 'Comments on Using ensembles for short-range forecasting', Monthly Weather Review, vol. 128, pp. 3018 - 3020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0493(2000)128<3018:COUEFS>2.0.CO;2
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie LM, 2000, 'Mesoscale model forecasting as a tool for air pollution management: a case study of sustained smoke pollution over the Greater Sydney area', Meteorological Applications, vol. 7, pp. 177 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1350482700001493
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Milton Speer
    Battye K; Morison RP; Speer M, 2000, 'Direct verification of forecasts from a very high resolution numerical weather prediction (NWP) model', Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, vol. 74, pp. 117 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s007030070029
    Journal articles | 1998
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; Speer MS, 1998, 'Comments on "Short-Range ensemble forecasting of explosive Australian east coast cyclogenesis" Reply', WEATHER AND FORECASTING, vol. 13, pp. 1208 - 1209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0434(1998)013<1208:R>2.0.CO;2
    Journal articles | 1998
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; Speer M, 1998, 'Short-range ensemble forecasting of explosive Australian East Coast Cyclogenesis', Weather and Forecasting, vol. 13, pp. 822 - 832
    Journal articles | 1998
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie LM, 1998, 'Numerical simulation of two heavy rainfall events over coastal southeastern Australia', Meteorological Applications, vol. 5, pp. 239 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S135048279800084X
    Journal articles | 1998
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; Speer M, 1998, 'Atmospheric particulate transport modelling in a controlled burn event', Meteorological Applications, vol. 5, pp. 17 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1350482798000565
    Journal articles | 1997
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer MS; Leslie LM, 1997, 'A climatology of coastal ridging over south-eastern Australia', International Journal of Climatology, vol. 17, pp. 831 - 845, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1097-0088(19970630)17:8<831::aid-joc152>3.0.co;2-z
    Journal articles | 1997
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie LM, 1997, 'An example of the utility of ensemble rainfall forecasting', Australian Meteorological Magazine, vol. 46, pp. 75 - 78, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1997WT67800008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 1997
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie LM, 1997, 'Climatology of coastal ridging over NSW', International Journal of Climatology, vol. 17, pp. 831 - 835
    Journal articles | 1996
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie LM; Colquhoun J; Mitchell EE, 1996, 'The Sydney Australia wildfires of Jan 1994:meteorological conditions and high resolution numerical modeling experiments', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 6, pp. 145 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF9960145
    Journal articles | 1996
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie LM; Colquhoun J; Mitchell EE, 1996, 'The Sydney Australia Wildfires of January 1994 - Meteorological conditions and high resolution numerical modeling experiments', Intern. Journal for wildland fire, pp. 145 - 154
  • Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; LeMarshall J; Speer MS; Abbey RF, 2002, 'The Australian east coast sub-tropical storm of March 8-9, 2001: Synoptic analysis and data assimilation experiments at landfall', in SYMPOSIUM ON OBSERVATIONS, DATA ASSIMILATION, AND PROBABILISTIC PREDICTION, AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, ORLANDO, FL, pp. 5 - 5, presented at Symposium on Observations, Data Assimilation, and Probabilistic Prediction, ORLANDO, FL, 13 January 2002 - 17 January 2002, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000179290100002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Dr Milton Speer
    Abbey RF; Leslie LM; Speer MS; Qi L, 2001, 'Prediction of extreme precipitation associated with landfalling tropical cyclones', in SYMPOSIUM ON PRECIPITATION EXTREMES: PREDICTION, IMPACTS, AND RESPONSES, AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, ALBUQUERQUE, NM, pp. 330 - 331, presented at Symposium on Precipitation Extremes - Prediction, Impacts and Responses, ALBUQUERQUE, NM, 14 January 2001 - 18 January 2001, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000177651600088&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Dr Milton Speer
    Liu S; Mo XG; Leslie LM; Speer M; Bunker R; Zhao W, 2001, 'Another look at the Xinanjiang model: from theory to practice', in MODSIM 2001: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2001: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, The Australian National University, Canberra Australia, presented at MODSIM 2001: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, The Australian National University, Canberra Australia, 10 December 2001 - 13 December 2001
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; Speer MS, 2000, 'Tropical cyclone track forecasting using data assimilation of high resolution satellite derived winds', in 24TH CONFERENCE ON HURRICANES AND TROPICAL METEOROLOGY/10TH CONFERENCE ON INTERACTION OF THE SEA AND ATMOSPHERE, AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, FT LAUDERDALE, FL, pp. 120 - 121, presented at 24th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology/10th Conference on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere, FT LAUDERDALE, FL, 29 May 2000 - 02 June 2000, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000189132700060&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Dr Milton Speer
    Leslie LM; Speer MS; Bunker R, 2000, 'Very high resolution model forecasts of fire weather for the January 1994 fires', in THIRD SYMPOSIUM ON FIRE AND FOREST METEOROLOGY, AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, LONG BEACH, CA, pp. 68 - 69, presented at 3rd Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, LONG BEACH, CA, 09 January 2000 - 14 January 2000, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000168322400018&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M; Leslie LM; Anderson WR; Bradstock R, 1999, 'Predicting spread rates for the Sydney January 1994 fires', in Australian Bushfire Conference, Australian Bushfire Conference, Albury, NSW, pp. 383 - 386, presented at Australian Bushfire Conference, Albury, NSW, 07 July 1999 - 09 July 1999
    Theses / Dissertations | 1998
    Dr Milton Speer
    Speer M, 1998, Observational and modelling studies of Australian severe weather

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