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Researcher: Fox-Hughes, P (Dr Paul Fox-Hughes)

Fields of Research

Meteorology
Climate change processes
Environmental engineering
Air pollution modelling and control
Surface water hydrology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Environmental management
Climatology
Tropospheric and stratospheric physics
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Natural hazards
Global change biology

Research Objectives

Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Natural hazards
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Other environmental management
Weather
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Climate change models
Ground water quantification, allocation and impact of depletion
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Social impacts of climate change and variability

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A fire danger climatology for Tasmania; Australian Meteorological Magazine
An assessment of the viability of prescribed burning as a management tool under a changing climate. A Report for the National Bushfire Mitigation Tasmanian Grants Program (NBMP)
Characteristics of some days involving abrupt increases in fire danger; Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
Impact of Climate Change on Weather Related Fire Risk in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Climate Change and Bushfire Research Initiative
Impact of More Frequent Observations on the Understanding of Tasmanian Fire Danger; Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
Impact of vertical atmospheric structure on an atypical fire in a mountain valley; Fire
Seasonal climate summary southern hemisphere (summer 201213): Australia's hottest summer on record and extreme east coast rainfall; Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal
Simulating sub-daily Intensity-Frequency-Duration curves in Australia using a dynamical high-resolution regional climate model; Journal of Hydrology
Springtime fire weather in Tasmania, Australia: two case studies; Weather and Forecasting

Research Projects

A characterisation of synoptic weather features often associated with extreme events in SE Australia and Tasmania. Stage 1 - Common features of recent events; CRC for Bushfire Research (CRCB)
An assessment of the viability of prescribed burning as a management tool under a changing climate - Stage 2; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
Climate Change and Bushfire Research Initiative; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
High-Resolution Reanalysis for Tasmania Project: Stage 1; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
High-Resolution Reanalysis for Tasmania Project: Stage 2; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
High-Resolution Reanalysis for Tasmania project: Stage 3; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
Analysis of the impact of climate change on weather-related fire risk factors in the TWWHA, TWWHA01/16
Developing a flash flood warning system for short duration catchments using rain fields data, 2D hydrodynamic modelling and best-practice emergency communication

Research Candidate Supervision