Susan Rennie

Data Assimilation Scientist

Current work and responsibilities

Susan Rennie works on the development of high-resolution Numerical Weather Prediction systems with Data Assimilation.

Her main area of expertise is Doppler radar data assimilation, including the development of automated quality control for radar observations.

Career background

Education:
  • 2006: Curtin University of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2000: Curtin University of Technology, BSc (Hons) Physics
Professional positions
  • 2007: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Meteorology, Reading University, Reading, UK.
  • 2010–present: Data Assimilation Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.

Selected publications

  • Rennie, S. J., Curtis, M., Peter, J., Seed, A. W., Steinle, P. J., & Wen, G. (2015) Bayesian echo classification for Australian single-polarization weather radar with application to assimilation of radial velocity observations. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol., 32, 1341–1355, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00206.1.
  • Rennie, S. J. (2013) Common orientation and layering of migrating insects in southeastern Australia observed with a Doppler weather radar. Meteorological Applications, Early view. DOI 10.1002/met.1378.
  • Rennie, S. J., Dance, S. L., Illingworth, A. J., Ballard S. P., Simonin, D. (2011) 3D-Var assimilation of insect-derived Doppler radar radial winds in convective cases using a high resolution model. Monthly Weather Review, 139, 1148-1163.
  • Rennie, S. J., Illingworth, A. J., Dance, S. L., Ballard, S.P. (2010) The accuracy of Doppler radar wind retrievals using insects as targets. Meteorological Applications, 17, 419-432.
  • Rennie, S., McCauley, R. D., Pattiaratchi, C., Hanson, C., Burton, C., Bannister, J., Jenner, C. & Jenner, M-N. (2009) Physical properties and processes in the Perth Canyon, Western Australia: Links to water column production and seasonal pygmy blue whale abundance, Journal of Marine Systems, 77, 21-44.
  • Rennie, S. J., Pattiaratchi, C. P. & McCauley, R. D. (2009) Numerical Simulation of the circulation within the Perth Submarine Canyon, Western Australia, Continental Shelf Research, 29 (16), 2020-2036.
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Susan Rennie

Expertise:
  • Doppler Radar
  • Data Assimilation
  • High resolution NWP
  • Radar Quality Control
Publications:
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