A/PROF Todd Lane

A/PROF Todd Lane


  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (Mesoscale Meteorology, Atmospheric Dynamics, Thunderstorms, Numerical Modelling, Aviation Meteorology, Turbulence, Atmospheric Waves)



  • Todd Lane is an atmospheric scientist with research interests that include atmospheric dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, thunderstorms, aircraft turbulence, cloud processes, numerical modelling and fire weather.
    He is a Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, where he leads the Tropical Convection research program. He is also the immediate past President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
    Assoc. Prof Lane received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Meteorology from Monash University in 2000. Between 2000 and 2005 he worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado USA. He joined The School of Earth Sciences in 2005 and in 2009 he was awarded a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.


Member of

  • American Geophysical Union. Member 2008 -
  • American Meteorological Society. Member 2007 -
  • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Member 1997 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2000
  • B.Sc (Hons), Monash University 1997

Awards and honors

  • Editor's Award for Monthly Weather Review, American Meteorological Society, 2013
  • Anton Hales Medal for distinguished research in the Earth Sciences, Australian Academy of Science, 2012
  • NASA Certificate of Appreciation for 'outstanding contributions associated with the Helios Prototype mishap investigation'., NASA, 2005
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for 'outstanding contributions to aviation weather safety research and development', NASA, 2005
  • Centenary of Federation PhD Prize, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 2002



Available for supervision

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