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par Hervé Quénol - publié le , mis à jour le


Position : Meteorology.

Qualifications : B.Sc. (Biochemistry, UBC), Dip. Met. (UBC), Ph.D. (Environmental Sciences, Canterbury)

Contact Details Phone : +64 3 364 2987 ext. 7911 Fax : +64 3 364 2907

Postal address : Department of Geography University of Canterbury Private Bag 4800 Christchurch New Zealand

Research Air pollution climatology/meteorology, boundary layer meteorology, and mountain meteorology. Mesoscale numerical modeling and computational physics. Regional climate modeling (dynamical downscaling). Application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to air pollution climatology and human health. Earth systems science. Development of inexpensive instrument packages for meteorological profiling of the atmospheric boundary layer with light aircraft.

Involved in the following research projects :

* Local and Regional Wind Systems * Air Pollution Meteorology * Air Pollution and Health

Selected Publications

Pearce J, Kingham S and Zawar-Reza P, forthcoming, Every Breath You Take ? Environmental Justice and Air Pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand, Environment and Planning A.

Zawar-Reza P and Spronken-Smith R, forthcoming, Air pollution climatology, in Oliver J E (ed), Encyclopedia of world climates, Kluwer.

Taylor J R, Kossmann M, Low D J and Zawar-Reza P, forthcoming, Summertime easterly surges in southeastern Australia : a case study of thermally forced flow, Australian Meteorological Magazine.

Sturman A P, Bradley S, Drummond P, Grant K, Gudiksen P, Hipkin V, Kossmann M, McGowan H A , McKendry I G, Oliphant A J, Owens I F, Powell S, Spronken-Smith R A, Webb T and Zawar-Reza P, 2003, The Lake Tekapo experiment (LTEX) : an investigation of atmospheric boundary layer processes in complex terrain, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, Vol 84, pp 371-380.

Zawar-Reza P, Sturman A P, Kossmann M and McGowan H A, forthcoming, Numerical modelling of thermally induced regional scale flows affecting the MacKenzie Basin of New Zealand.

Zawar-Reza P, Kossmann M and Sturman A P, forthcoming, Two-dimensional numerical experiments of regional scale plain-to-basin flows.

Zawar-Reza P, McGowan H A, Sturman A P and Kossmann M, forthcoming, Numerical simulations of wind and temperature structure within an alpine lake basin, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.

Sturman AP and Zawar-Reza P, 2002, Application of back-trajectory techniques to the delimitation of urban clean air zones, Atmospheric Environment, Vol 36 pp 3339-3350.

McGowan H A, Sturman A P, Kossmann M and Zawar-Reza P, 2002, Observations of foehn onset in Southern Alps, New Zealand, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Vol 79, pp 215-230.

Kossmann M, Sturman A P, Zawar-Reza P, McGowan H A, Oliphant A J, Owens I F and Spronken-Smith R A, 2002, Analysis of the wind field and heat budget in an alpine lake basin during summertime fair weather conditions, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Vol 81, pp 27-52.

McGowan H A, McTainsh G H, Zawar-Reza P and Sturman A P, 2000, Identifying regional dust transport pathways : application of kinematic trajectory modelling to a trans-Tasman case, Earth Surface Process and Landforms, Vol 25, pp 633–647.

McKendry I G, Steyn D G, O’Kane S, Zawar-Reza P and Heuff D N, 1998, Lower tropospheric ozone measurements by light aircraft equipped with a chemiluminescent sonde, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol 15, pp 136-143.