Emerging Air Quality Professionals (EAQP) presents:
Faces of CASANZ
The EAQP are pleased to present the next in a series of informal sessions, introducing EAQPs to some of the faces of CASANZ.
Dr Peter Rye – WA Branch President | Modelling SIG Chair
Peter graduated with Physics Honours from the University of WA in 1971, completing a Ph.D. in cloud physics in 1975 and taking a CSIRO postdoctoral studentship with the Atmospheric Physics group at Imperial College in 1975-1976.
On return to Australia, Peter gained an academic position in the physics department of the W.A. Institute of Technology (later to become Curtin University). Research was commenced into numerical modelling tropical cyclones, but was redirected to sea breeze modelling, to assist the W.A. EPA’s Kwinana Air Modelling Study. Several years’ consultancies followed, focussing primarily on the Kwinana and Bunbury studies. Other contracts included analysis of the effects of sea breezes on microwave communications along the west coast, and modelling, software development and weather forecasting for the 1987 America’s Cup defence campaign.
A move to the EPA in 1990 led to contributions to their telemetry system, Swan Valley fluoride study, Perth Photochemical Smog Study, Perth Haze Study, Perth Air Quality Management Plan and Wagerup refinery studies. Later work within the department in support of a Co-operative Research Centre involved numerical modelling of winds in the Turkana region of East Africa, for a wind power project.
After departure from the department in 2015, Peter has contributed meteorological modelling for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics sailing team, and meteorological and air quality modelling for the Vale iron ore pelletising plant in Oman.
He has also increased involvement with CASANZ, currently being both ModSIG convenor and president of the WA branch.
|DATE:||29 June 2021|
|TIME:||12.00 pm AWST | 2.00pm AEST|
|ONLINE:||Via Zoom Meeting|
|RSVP:||25 June 2021|