Researcher

Associate Professor Liz Ritchie-Tyo

My Expertise

tropical cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Liz Ritchie obtained her Ph.D. from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical, Environmental, and Mathematical Sciences, and is the Director of Academic Programs, and the Deputy Director for the Sino-Australian Research Centre of Coastal Management at UNSW Canbarra (located at ADFA), Australia. A/Prof. Ritchie’s broad research interests are tropical cyclones, tropical meteorology,...view more

Liz Ritchie obtained her Ph.D. from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical, Environmental, and Mathematical Sciences, and is the Director of Academic Programs, and the Deputy Director for the Sino-Australian Research Centre of Coastal Management at UNSW Canbarra (located at ADFA), Australia. A/Prof. Ritchie’s broad research interests are tropical cyclones, tropical meteorology, extreme weather and climate impacts on societies.

For Future Research Students: 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 A/Prof Ritchie's supervision. if you are interested contact me at E.Ritchie@adfa.edu.au.

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: A/Prof. Ritchie is an editor of Weather and Forecasting and former editor of the Monthly Weather Review. She is a member of 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 Joint Hurricane Testbed Steering Committee, and has served in a number of roles for the World Meteorological Organization's International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones.

Publications: A/Prof. Ritchie has 44 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters, and 130+ conference papers. For publication details see the link in the red box on the right of the webpage.

Funding: A/Prof. Ritchie 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.

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Location

Room 128, PEMS South (Bldg 26), PEMS, UNSW Canberra, AUSTRALIA


Contact

+61 2 6268 8746
+61 2 6268 8786

Publications

by Associate Professor Liz Ritchie-Tyo