DR Yi Huang

DR Yi Huang


  • Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • Boundary Layer Meteorology
  • Cloud and Precipitation Physic
  • Mesoscale Numerical Modelling
  • Mountain Meteorology



  • 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.   


Member of

  • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Member 2015 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Investigator on


    2019 – 2021:
    PSCSO: Precipitation in Shallow Convection over the Southern Ocean. (ARC Discovery Grant DP190101362, Australian Research Council)

    2017 – 2020:
    Southern Ocean Clouds, Radiation, Aerosol, Transport, Experimental Study (SOCRATES): Microphysical processes in Southern Ocean clouds. U.S. National Science Foundation, NSF7712370, in-kind contribution)

    2017 – 2019:
    How Does Orography Enhance Precipitation in Australian Wintertime Storms? (ARC Linkage Grant LP160101494, Australian Research Council, Industry Partners - Snowy Hydro, Hydro Tasmania, Bureau of Meteorology)

    2017 – 2020:
    Precipitation over Land And the souThern Ocean. (Australian Antarctic Division AAS 4387)


    Assessing the impact of cloud seeding proceeding the 5 June 2016 flood. (Hydro Tasmania)   


Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2013
  • MS, Sun Yat-Sen University 2009
  • BS, Sun Yat-Sen University 2007

Awards and honors

  • Faculty of Science Advancing Women's Success Grant Scheme, Faculty of Science, Monash University, 2017
  • Uwe Radok Award for best PhD thesis for 2012/2013, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 2015


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I currently have a few projects open for motivated PhD students:

    Mixed-phase Clouds and Precipitation Processes over the Southern Ocean

    Coupling Cold Air Outbreaks (CAOs) and Extreme Weather in the Australian

    Informing Cloud Data Assimilation using High-resolution Cloud Observations

    Cloud-aerosol Interactions over the Great Barrier Reef