Predicting climate change events
A University of Waikato alumna hopes her research on flood forecasting and hydrometeorology will better predict weather events. Elise Legarth graduated from the University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science (BSc), majoring in Earth Sciences and Agribusiness, and is now one year into her PhD in Atmospheric Science and Meteorology at The University of British Columbia in Canada.
She received Canada’s top and most prestigious scholarship, the Vanier Scholarship, which she put towards her research topic: development of an improved methodology for estimating probable maximum precipitation and probable maximum flood.
Her aim is to help society, in particular the agricultural industry, adapt to climate change.