Dr Alejandro Di Luca
ARC Research Associate
Field of Research: 
Regional climate models, east coast cyclones, climate change
Contact details:

Room 450.03
Mathews Building (F23)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Alejandro is currently trying to quantify likely future changes in the frequency and intensity of low pressure systems that forms adjacent to the Tasman Sea (denoted as East Coast Lows; ECLs). This analysis uses a variety of datasets (reanalysis products, GCM simulations) although it concentrates in RCM simulations performed in the context of the NARCliM project. His goal is to understand the role played by various physical mechanisms in producing changes in ECLs and to determine to what extent these changes can be better capture by the use of high-resolution climate models. Alejandro is also interested in more general issues in regional climate modelling such as their evaluation and the determination of their added values when compared with the driving data.