What happens to Borneo vortices as they cross the equator?

Project Description

Borneo vortices are counterclockwise rotating vortices in the South China Sea that are linked to high impact weather such as heavy precipitation. Understanding and forecasting Borneo vortices is crucial for forecasters in Southeast Asia. In this project we will investigate a case study of an intense Borneo vortex that crosses the equator and moves from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere. We will investigate how the characteristics of the vortex are changing during its life time. We will analyse the case study in Met Office Unified Model, reanalysis, and satellite data.

Supervisor & Contact

Juliane  Schwendike , j.schwendike@leeds.ac.uk

How to Apply

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