Journal article

An investigation of a dramatic cold outbreak over southeast Australia

I Simmonds, HA Rashid

AUSTRALIAN METEOROLOGICAL MAGAZINE | AUSTRALIAN GOVT PUBL SERV | Published : 2001

Abstract

This paper investigates an episode of three successive cold outbreak events that took place over southeast Australia during May-June 2000. Of these three cold events, the most intense occurred on 27-28 May and was associated with a Melbourne maximum temperature of only 10.2°C. This is the second lowest daily maximum temperature recorded in Melbourne for May since 1958. The other two events, with slightly higher daily maximum temperatures, followed the first event closely. Various data processing techniques along with an air-parcel trajectory model and a sophisticated vortex tracking scheme are utilised to examine several aspects of these cold events, with a particular emphasis on the major e..

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