Tess Parker

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Tess Parker

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I obtained my PhD from Monash University in November 2014 for investigations of the structure and evolution of heat waves. My PhD was supervised by Prof Michael Reeder.

I am a postdoctoral researcher at AOPP, working with Tim Woollings in the Atmospheric Dynamics group on the NERC-funded "IMPETUS" project, with a focus on the sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction of droughts in the United Kingdom. In particular, we are investigating the role of the jet, atmospheric blocking, and the North Atlantic Oscillation in the predictability of droughts.

I am interested in the science of weather-producing systems, and my broader research interests include extreme weather, gravity waves, fronts, and turbulence.

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