Emma Gale

Emma Gale

Emma Gale is a NERC PhD student researching the Development of Southeast Asian Extreme Weather Climatologies. Her research studentship is CASE-sponsored by Aon Benfield. She joined the UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics in January 2012.

Emma has a 1st Class MMet in Meteorology from the University of Reading. This undergraduate Masters degree included a year studying at the University of Oklahoma, USA, where the main focus was on the severe weather experienced in the area.

Weather extremes (windstorms, floods, heatwaves, freezes and drought) dominate the economic and insured cost of natural hazards across Southeast Asia. Despite their impact, there is little detailed historical information on the incidence, return periods and trends of weather extremes by location across Southeast Asia.

Emma is examining extreme rainfall and wind, with an initial focus on extreme rainfall in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. She is deriving exceedance probability distributions and trends for various locations and levels of spatial resolution across Southeast Asia using an untapped state-of-the-art Met Office European observational database.

Emma’s hobbies and interests include volunteering with Girlguiding UK, video games, motor racing and singing with Glee Club UK.

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