Diana Greenslade

Principal Research Scientist

Current work and responsibilities

I am a member of the Ocean Modelling Team in the Earth System Modelling Research Program. My main interests are in marine forecasting and coastal hazards.

My first role at the Bureau of Meteorology was related to research and development (R+D) of the wave forecasting system. This included the development and implementation of a system to assimilate satellite altimeter wave data.

After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, I became responsible for the scientific and modelling aspects of the newly established Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre. The main focus of this work was the development of a tsunami model scenario database, along with the tools and techniques to provide tsunami warning guidance based on that scenario database.

More recently, I have been leading the R+D component of a project to develop a new storm surge forecasting system for the Bureau of Meteorology. This includes both tropical cyclone induced storm surge, and storm surge due to mid-latitude storms and tropical lows.

Career background

  • 1991: University of Sydney, B. Sc. (Hons)
  • 1994: University of Sydney, M.E.(Res)
  • 1996: Oregon State University, M.Sc.
  • 2004: Adelaide University, Ph.D.
Professional Positions
  • 1992–1996: Graduate Research Assistant; College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA.
  • 1996–1997: Professional Officer Class 1; Australian Oceanographic Data Centre, Sydney, Australia
  • 1997–2013: Various levels of scientist; Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2013–2015: Science Officer; International Council for Science, Paris, France
  • 2015–present: Principal Research Scientist; Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.

Selected publications

  • Durrant T, Greenslade D, Hemer H, Trenham C (2014) A Global Wave Hindcast focused on the Central and South Pacific. CAWCR Technical, Report No 070
  • Titov, V.V., Moore, C., Greenslade, D.J.M., Pattiaratchi, C., Badal, R., Synolakis, C.E. and U. Kanoglu (2011) A new tool for inundation mapping: Community Modeling Interface for Tsunamis (ComMIT), Pure Appl. Geophys. Topical Volume, doi: 10.1007/s00024-011-0292-4.
  • Allen, S.C.R. and D.J.M. Greenslade (2010) Model-based tsunami warnings derived from observed impacts, Nat. Haz. Earth Syst. Sci., 10, pp 2631-2642, doi:10.5194/nhess-10-2631-2010.
  • Greenslade, D.J.M., S.C.R. Allen and M.A. Simanjutank (2010) An Evaluation of Tsunami Forecasts from the T2 Scenario Database, Pure Appl. Geophys. Topical Volume, doi:10.1007/s00024-010-0229-3
  • Greenslade, D.J.M. and I.R. Young (2004) Background Errors in a Global Wave Model determined from Altimeter Data, J. Geophys. Res., 109, C09007, doi: 10.1029/2004JC002324.
  • Greenslade, D.J.M. (2001) The Assimilation of ERS-2 Significant Wave Height Data in the Australian Region, J. Mar. Sys., 28, pp 141-160.
Diana Greenslade photo

Diana Greenslade

  • Wind waves
  • Tsunamis
  • Storm surge
  • Operational system development
- Google Scholar page
  • JCOMM Expert Team on Waves and Coastal Hazards Forecasting
  • IUGG Tsunami Business Commission
  • JSHESS Supervisory Board