Penny Maher - A tale of convection, jets and model development

Event type: 
17 October 2017
3.00pm - 4.00pm

Climate Change Research Centre, Seminar Room, Mathews Building 4th floor, UNSW, Sydney

Penny Maher
Department of Mathematics, University of Exeter, UK
Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW

A seminar in three acts. The first act will describe the role convection schemes play in modern atmospheric models. The second act will describe a new method for identifying the subtropical jet. A shorter third act will shamelessly promote two model development projects at the University of Exeter using the Unified Model and Isca (a new framework for the GFDL aquaplanet model).

Biography: Penelope completed her PhD at UNSW in 2014, under the supervision of Steven Sherwood. Since then she moved to Germany and then England where she currently holds a post-doc position at the University of Exeter, under the supervision of Geoff Vallis. She is interested in large-scale atmospheric dynamics and convection. For more information see: