Yi Huang is a Lecturer in Climate Science at the School of Earth Sciences, the University of Melbourne. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences General at Monash University studying cloud and precipitation systems over the Southern Ocean.
Yi's main research areas are Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Cloud & Precipitation Physics. Her projects involve the employment of in-situ / aircraft measurements, remote-sensing (space-borne and ground-based) observations, historic observations, reanalysis data sets, and state-of-the-art numerical simulations to understand the Southern Hemisphere mid-latitude weather systems, how they affect Australian rainfall, and how they differ from the Northern Hemisphere counterparts (e.g. North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans).
In addition, Yi has developed interests / expertise on Boundary Layer Meteorology and Mountain Meteorology (e.g. orographic precipitation in southeastern Australia). She has conducted applied research in collaborations with several domestic industry partners including Snowy Hydro and Hydro Tasmania.