Dr Juliane Schwendike

Dr Juliane Schwendike


Juliane Schwendike is a lecturer in Meteorology and joined the school in December 2014. Prior to this, Juliane was a Research Fellow at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, where she investigated local Hadley and Walker circulations and how they have changed during the last 30 years. Juliane’s PhD was on convection in an African easterly wave over West Africa and the eastern Atlantic, where she looked at the formation of Hurricane Helene (2006). Juliane also investigated how mineral dust was transported towards the developing storm. Additionally, Juliane is interested in the dynamics of tropical cyclones.


  • Programme Leader for Meteorology and Climate Science

Research interests

Current projects include:

  • WCSSP SE Asia: Weather and Climate Science Service Partnership projects covering tropical cyclones, the vertical structure of the maritime continent, and Forecaster Training in Southeast Asia (FORTIS)
  • GCRF-African SWIFT: Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques
  • CSSP China: Climate Science Service Partnership with China project: Convective-scale modelling of the Mei-yu rainband 
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  • PhD Meteorology, 2010, Karlsruhe Institut of Technology, Germany
  • Diplom Meteorology, 2006, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Professional memberships

  • Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
  • Member of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS)
  • Member of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Atmospheric and Cloud Dynamics

Current postgraduate researchers

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