Tess Parker

Research Associate
Monash University

Melbourne, VIC

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I am a Research Fellow in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment in the Faculty of Science at Monash University, and an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. My research interests lie in the science of weather producing systems, and to date my work has focused primarily on heat waves, extreme winds, and droughts. My research examines the large scale atmospheric conditions and processes underlying these extreme events, as well as the connection to mechanisms such as tropical- extratropical and stratosphere-troposphere interactions.

Specific interests include:

  • The detection and underlying synoptics of flash drought
  • The life cycle of heat waves
  • The influence of tropical convection and El Niño on heat waves
  • The impact of extreme wind events on electricity infrastructure

An understanding of the processes underlying extreme weather underpins the prediction of likely changes in the regional occurrence or severity of these events in the future.