climate variability and predictability (climate teleconnections)
I just finished my PhD in oceanography and atmospheric science at the LOCEAN laboratory in Paris (France), where I have been working on the interannual variability and predictability of the whole Indian Summer Monsoon - El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) system. This thesis took part in a global effort to improve our understanding of the potential predictability of monsoon rainfall and ENSO, by exploring the large-scale teleconnections associated with the whole monsoon - ENSO system on interannual timescales, as well as the role played by leading modes of climate variability, particularly in tropical and extratropical parts of the Indo-Pacific region.
I will now be joining the climate extremes research program in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, to examine climate variability and extreme weather processes in Australia. My research will focus on both the local and large-scale processes which control the formation of heat waves in South Australia, as well as the possible link with floods in the northeastern part of the country.