Dragana Zovko Rajak

Research Scientist

Current work and responsibilities

Dragana Zovko Rajak is part of the High Impact Weather team. Her current research involves analysing east coast lows using ensembles in order to get a better understanding of how east coast lows form and to improve forecasts.

Career background

Education
  • 2008: Graduate physics degree, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science.
  • 2016: PhD, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne.
Professional Positions
  • 2016–present: Research Scientist, Weather and Environmental Prediction, R&D, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.

Selected publications

  • Zovko-Rajak, D. and T. P. Lane, 2014: The Generation of Near-Cloud Turbulence in Idealized Simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 2430-2451.
  • Grisogono, B. and D. Zovko-Rajak, 2009: Assessment of Monin-Obukhov scaling over small slopes. Geofizika, (SCI Expanded), 26, 101-108.
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Dragana Zovko Rajak

Expertise
  • Near-cloud turbulence
  • Numerical modelling (e.g. WRF)
  • East coast lows