In March 2011, I commenced a 3 year postdoc project which is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research - Technology and Production under contract number 10-093196. The purpose of the project is to create an atlas of mesoscale wind conditions for use in planning and site assessment for large offshore wind farms. The work will take place within the meteorology program of the wind energy division of the Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy - Technical University of Denmark. The project spans research in meteorology, mesoscale modelling, modern observation techniques, dynamical downscaling and wind farm response.
I studied mechanical engineering and applied mathematics at the University of Melbourne, Australia, before completing a Graduate Diploma of Meteorology at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. After working as a forecaster and in wind energy related modelling projects, I undertook a PhD at the Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy - Technical University of Denmark. My PhD work focused on the statistical analysis and physical modelling of severe wind variability at the Horns Rev wind farm in the North Sea and the Nysted wind farm in the Baltic Sea (download thesis). I'm fascinated by the different scales of motion in the atmosphere and their representation in mesoscale models, as well as in the analysis techniques we use to describe them. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the cello, chatting with friends and walking in the forest.