Krishneel K SharmaUniversity of Newcastle · Earth Science
Krishneel K Sharma
Researching as a Climate Scientist
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Krishneel K Sharma currently working as a sessional Post-doc at the Federation University, Australia and a Research Assistant in GIS at the University of Newcastle. Krishneel did research in Environmental Science, in the area relating to tropical cyclones.
May 2022 - present
University of Newcastle
- Senior Research Assistant
- This is a casual role contracted by NSW Government. I am involved in: • Mapping GIS data • Quality-checking, reviewing and verifying mapped data • Validating GIS data for data training and modelling • Performing statistical analysis of the quality checked data
April 2022 - present
- Research Associate
- • Analyse and interpret various earth, atmospheric and ocean observation data • Review past climate conditions and predict future climatic trends using models, particularly in relation to tropical cyclones • Design mathematical and statistical models to better understand current and future behaviour of cyclones • Perform collaborative research with colleagues from other institutions, e.g., BOM and CSIRO • Disseminate information through writing reports and presentations
Extreme rainfall events often lead to excessive river flows and severe flooding for Pacific Island nations. Fiji, in particular, is often exposed to extreme rainfall events and associated flooding, with significant impacts on properties, infrastructure, agriculture, and the tourism sector. While these occurrences are often associated with tropical...
Variability in tropical cyclone (TC) track morphology, as it evolves post genesis, presents continued challenges in accurately forecasting TC movement. Therefore, an improved understanding of TC track climatology is essential, given that TCs are one of the most critical natural hazards in the southwest Pacific (SWP) region. We examine the historica...
Tropical Cyclones (TCs) represent a significant hazard to the southwest Pacific (SWP) region, impacting on properties, lives and infrastructure, accounting for approximately 76% of reported disasters within the region. A particular challenge that island nations face is the inherent degree of variability in TC risk from season to season, which hampe...
The island nations of the Southwest Pacific (SWP) region are susceptible to natural hazards, of which tropical cyclones (TCs) are the most intense and frequent. TCs cause significant impacts to properties, lives, and infrastructure. A particular challenge that island nations face is the inherent degree of seasonal variability in TC risk from, which...
Tropical Cyclones (TCs) represent a significant hazard to the Southwest Pacific (SWP) region and its people, as they are capable of causing significant impacts to properties, lives, and infrastructure. Research has suggested that anthropogenic climate change is likely to result in a decline in TC frequency but increased TC strength and poleward tra...
The Southwest Pacific (SWP) region is a vast ocean space, home to rich marine life and island nations with diverse cultures, but susceptible to natural disasters. A distinctive feature of this region is the frequency of tropical cyclones (TCs), which are capable of causing significant impacts to properties, lives and infrastructure. Research has su...
Of all natural hazards in the tropical Southwest Pacific (SWP), tropical cyclones (TC) are the most destructive, causing significant impacts to properties, lives and infrastructure. In order to improve the resilience of societies to the destructive impacts of TCs, accurate forecasting is needed on timescales of seasons, through weeks/days following...
The ability of steel reinforced concrete to withstand long service life is ensured by the strong binding between the concrete and the rebar. Although rebar corrosion deterioration in the presence of chlorides is well known, it is important to note that these anions are never present in isolation, i.e., other cations are also present within the expo...
Rising sea-levels and enhanced sea-water intrusion has caused failure of concrete structures through corrosion of the reinforcing steel bars. This is a major issue for critical civil infrastructure, especially those underground. This phenomenon is particularly important for Pacific Island Counties (PICs) since major concrete structures in these cou...
Recent attention on effects of climate change in the Pacific island countries (PIC’s) have focused on a multitude of areas which are at risk in the Pacific region. These include food security, flora and fauna, land accessibility, groundwater contamination and so on. These aspects are essential for sustainable development of the small island states...
Recent attention on effects of climate change in the pacific island countries (PIC’s) have focused on a multitude of areas which are at risk in the Pacific region. These include food security, flora and fauna, land accessibility, groundwater contamination and etc. These all aspects are essential for sustainable development of the sovereign states i...
Of all natural hazards in the Pacific, tropical cyclones (TCs) are the most intense and frequent and have a costly impact to human life and the economy. Extreme winds, prolonged precipitation and intense storm surges wreak havoc and cause widespread devastation and disruption to the human population and physical landscape. Indeed TCs can be recognised in similar ranks with earthquakes as the major geophysical causes of loss of life and property. Recent research indicates that global warming (anthropogenic climate change) may increase the intensity of tropical cyclones. Therefore, it is crucial to study these events in order to develop robust adaptation strategies for the small Island Nations of the Pacific. The outcomes will be an improved understanding of the drivers of TCs in the southwest Pacific. Identifying how the various drivers modulate TCs will enhance the ability to forecast such events given that many of the large-scale drivers mentioned can be predicted up to 6 months in advance. This is particularly significant given the vulnerability of the study region changes in the frequency and intensity of TCs making landfall. Therefore this information will be beneficial in improving adaptive capacity to such events.