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Researcher: Pook, MJ (Dr Michael Pook)

Fields of Research

Meteorology
Climatology
Palaeoclimatology
Atmospheric dynamics
Crop and pasture production

Research Objectives

Understanding climate change
Weather
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Air safety and traffic management
Wheat
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A recent period of enhanced blocking activity in the Australasian Region; Australian Physical Oceanography and AMOS Joint Conference, 1995
A Report on the First Australian Workshop on FROST, Hobart, 16 and 17 March 1995; Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
An anomalous late season change in the regional sea ice regime in the vicinity of the Mertz Glacier polynya, East Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research
An Assessment of Operational Antarctic Analyses Based on Data from the FROST Project; Weather and Forecasting
Atmospheric blocking and storm tracks during SOP-1 of the FROST Project; Australian Meteorological Magazine
Atmospheric Blocking in the Australasian Region in the Southern Hemisphere Winter - PhD Thesis
Evaluation of rainfall drivers and teleconnections in an ACCESS AMIP run; Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal
Impact of surface forcing on Southern Hemisphere atmospheric blocking in the Australia-New Zealand sector; Journal of Climate
Intercomparison of firn core and meteorological data; Antarctic Science
Intra-seasonal drivers of extreme heat over Australia in observations and POAMA-2; Climate Dynamics
On the Reanalysis of Southern Hemisphere Charts for the FROST Project; Weather and Forecasting
On the relationship between extra-terrestrial radiation and surface pressure; Antarctic Science
Spatial trends in synoptic rainfall in southern Australia; Geophysical Research Letters
Synoptic components of rainfall variability and trends in southeast Australia; International Journal of Climatology
The Antarctic First Regional Observing Study of the Troposphere (FROST) Project; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
The autumn break for cropping in southeast Australia: trends, synoptic influences and impacts on wheat yield; International Journal of Climatology
The seasonal cycle of blocking and associated physical mechanisms in the Australian region and relationship with rainfall; Monthly Weather Review
The synoptic climatology of cool-season rainfall in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia; Monthly Weather Review

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

A Meteorological Investigation of the 'Springtime Bump' - An early Season Peak in the Fire Danger Experienced in Tasmania
Linear and Nonlinear Progressive Rossby Waves on a Fotating Sphere