Prof Christian Jakob

School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University
p. (03) 9905 4461

Christian’s experience and current interests are in the development and evaluation of the hydrological cycle in global atmospheric models as they are used in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), seasonal prediction and climate simulation and projection. He currently holds the Chair of Climate Modelling a Monash University’s School of Mathematical Sciences and he leads the Monash Weather and Climate Theme, Monash’s expert team on weather and climate research.
Christian has been engaged in international scientific and programmatic activities in his area of research for many years. He is currently the chair of the World Climate Research Program’s (WCRP) Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Modelling and Prediction Panel (GMPP) and co-chair of the prestigious Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE). In these roles he is coordinating the research within WCRP on the evaluation and development of the representation of the energy and water cycles in global models. This includes activities in the areas of cloud and convection, boundary layer and land surface parameterisation.
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Christian is leading the research Project P2 (Urban Rainfall in a Changing Climate), within the Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program.