Dr Rachel Badlan

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Rachel graduated with a B. Sc. in Applied Maths in 2009 and a B. Sc. (Hons) in 2010, both from the University of Melbourne. Her Honours work investigated the effects of atmospheric dynamics and terrain on fire danger. She then completed her PhD in Earth Sciences in 2017, specialising in momentum transport in tropical convection using the WRF Model and observational data from Doppler radar.  She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Assoc. Prof. Jason Sharples working on bushfire dynamics.

Journal articles

Badlan RL; Lane TP; Moncrieff MW; Jakob C, 2017, 'Insights into convective momentum transport and its parametrization from idealized simulations of organized convection', Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, vol. 143, pp. 2687 - 2702, 10.1002/qj.3118

Badlan RL; Lane TP; Mills GA; Caine S, 2012, 'Mesoscale modelling of two 'drying events': Governing processes and implications for fire danger', Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, vol. 62, pp. 143 - 156