Dr Christa Pudmenzky


Dr Christa Pudmenzky
NameDr Christa Pudmenzky
Email Addresschrista.pudmenzky@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Climate Science)
QualificationsBSc Griffith, BSc(Hons) Griffith, PhD USQ
DepartmentSchool of Agriculture and Environmental Science
AffiliationsCentre for Applied Climate Sciences
Centre for Astrophysics
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0157-6178
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BSc
Griffith
2001
BSc(Hons)
Griffith
2003
PhD
USQ
2017

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Smoke Taint Risk Assessment and Mitigation Process in wine: Specific to the Granite Belt Wine Region of Queensland, AustraliaPrincipal SupervisorMasters2024
Gaps in, and limitations of existing climate adaptation policies in Fiji and barriers to further changesAssociate SupervisorMasters2022

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Developing a better understanding of the Australian MonsoonPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021

SERCOM Focal Point on Gender Equality

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2022. "SERCOM Focal Point on Gender Equality ." 4th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Services for Agriculture (SC-AGR-4). Geneva, Switzerland 11 - 13 Oct 2022

Forewarned is Forearmed: How the new BoM forecasting products may work for you in the Sugar Industry

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2021. "Forewarned is Forearmed: How the new BoM forecasting products may work for you in the Sugar Industry." 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT 2021) . Bundaberg, Australia 21 - 23 Apr 2021 Australia.

A drought monitor for Australia

Guillory, Laura, Pudmenzky, Christa, Nguyen-Huy, Thong, Cobon, David and Stone, Roger. 2023. "A drought monitor for Australia." Environmental Modelling and Software. 170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2023.105852

Australian Drought Monitoring Experiences

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2023. "Australian Drought Monitoring Experiences." SC-AGR ET-Drought Workshop on Global Drought Classification System (GDCS). Ljubljana, Slovenia 13 - 15 Jun 2023 Slovenia .

Multiepoch Detections of the Extended Atmosphere and Transmission Spectra of KELT-9b with a 1.5 m Telescope

Lowson, Nataliea, Zhou, George, Wright, Duncan J., Huang, Chelsea X., Mendonça, João M., Cabot, Samuel H. C., Pudmenzky, Christa, Wittenmyer, Robert A., Latham, David W., Bieryla, Allyson, Esquerdo, Gilbert A., Berlind, Perry and Calkins, Michael L.. 2023. "Multiepoch Detections of the Extended Atmosphere and Transmission Spectra of KELT-9b with a 1.5 m Telescope." The Astronomical Journal. 165 (3), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/acacf3

Formalizing Trust in Historical Weather Data

Sieber, Renee, Slonosky, Victoria, Ashcroft, Linden and Pudmenzky, Christa. 2022. "Formalizing Trust in Historical Weather Data." Weather, Climate and Society. 14 (3), pp. 993-1007. https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-21-0077.1

Wet season rainfall onset and flash drought: The case of the northern Australian wet season

Lisonbee, Joel, Ribbe, Joachim, Otkin, Jason A. and Pudmenzky, Christa. 2022. "Wet season rainfall onset and flash drought: The case of the northern Australian wet season." International Journal of Climatology. 42 (12), pp. 6499-6514. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.7609

Gender equality in the context of multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk reduction

Pudmenzky, Christa, Lisk, Ian, Vitols, Lisa, Ribero, Claudia, Millar, Branwen, Steinbach, Rahel, Bannon, Victoria, Drew, Rosanna, Allis, Erica, Sjaavik, Lina, Gallasch, Stephanie, Tripathi, Ramesh and Tapia, Barbara. 2022. "Gender equality in the context of multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk reduction." WMO Bulletin. 71 (1), pp. 24-29.

Australian Drought Monitor

Cobon, David, Gacenga, Francis, An-Vo, Duc-Anh, Pudmenzky, Christa, Nguyen-Huy, Thong, Stone, Roger, Guillory, Laura, McCulloch, J., Svoboda, M., Swigart, J. and Meat & Livestock Australia. 2022. Australian Drought Monitor. Toowoomba. https://doi.org/10.26192/dmek-v625

The Influence of Interannual and Decadal Indo-Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Variability on Australian Monsoon Rainfall

Heidemann, Hanna, Ribbe, Joachim, Cowan, Tim, Henley, Benjamin J., Pudmenzky, Christa, Stone, Roger and Cobon, David H.. 2022. "The Influence of Interannual and Decadal Indo-Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Variability on Australian Monsoon Rainfall." Journal of Climate. 35 (1), pp. 425-444. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0264.1

Extreme climate forecasting tools for the northern red meat industry

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2021. "Extreme climate forecasting tools for the northern red meat industry." Rangelands Conference 2021. Longreach, Qld, Australia 05 - 07 Oct 2021 Australia.

Northern Australia Climate Program: supporting adaptation in rangeland grazing systems through more targeted climate forecasts, improved drought information and an innovative extension program

Cobon, David, Jarvis, Chelsea, Reardon-Smith, Kate, Guillory, Laura, Pudmenzky, Christa, Nguyen-Huy, Thong, Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Stone, Roger. 2021. "Northern Australia Climate Program: supporting adaptation in rangeland grazing systems through more targeted climate forecasts, improved drought information and an innovative extension program." The Rangeland Journal. 43 (3), pp. 87-100. https://doi.org/10.1071/RJ20074

The relationship between the El Niño Southern Oscillation and Australian monsoon rainfall on decadal time-scales

Heidemann, H., Joachim Ribbe, Cowan, T., Henley, B., Pudmenzky, C., Stone, R. and Cobon, D.. 2021. "The relationship between the El Niño Southern Oscillation and Australian monsoon rainfall on decadal time-scales." 23rd EGU General Assembly. 19 - 30 Apr 2021 https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-10482

An Evaluation of the Performance of the Twentieth Century Reanalysis Version 3

Slivinski, L. C., Compo, G. P., Sardeshmukh, P. D., Whitaker, J. S., McColl, C., Allan, R., Brohan, P., Yin, X., Smith, C. A., Spencer, L. J., Vose, R. S., Rohrer, M., Conroy, R. P., Schuster, D. C., Kennedy, J. J., Ashcroft, L., Bronnimann, S., Brunet, M., Camuffo, D., ..., Wyszynski, P.. 2021. "An Evaluation of the Performance of the Twentieth Century Reanalysis Version 3." Journal of Climate. 34 (4), pp. 1417-1438. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0505.1

Climatology and Variability of the Evaporative Stress Index and its suitability as a tool to monitor Australian drought

Nguyen, Hanh, Otkin, Jason A., Wheeler, Matthew C., Hope, Pandora, Trewin, Blair and Pudmenzky, Christa. 2020. "Climatology and Variability of the Evaporative Stress Index and its suitability as a tool to monitor Australian drought." Journal of Hydrometeorology. 21 (10), pp. 2309-2324. https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-20-0042.1

Insights into the value of seasonal climate forecasts to agriculture

Darbyshire, Rebecca, Crean, Jason, Cashen, Michael, Anwar, Muhuddin Rajin, Broadfoot, Kim, Simpson, Marja, Cobon, David, Pudmenzky, Christa, Kouadio, Louis and Kodur, Shreevatsa. 2020. "Insights into the value of seasonal climate forecasts to agriculture." The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 64 (4), pp. 1034-1058. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.12389

Methodology for producing the Drought Monitor

Pudmenzky, Christa, Guillory, Laura, Cobon, David H. and Nguyen-Huy, Thong. 2020. Methodology for producing the Drought Monitor. Toowoomba, Queensland. University of Southern Queensland.

Instrumental Meteorological Records before 1850: An Inventory

Bronnimann, Stefan, Allan, Rob, Ashcroft, Linden, Baer, Saba, Barriendos, Mariano, Brazdil, Rudolf, Brugnara, Yuri, Brunet, Manola, Brunetti, Michele, Chimani, Barbara, Cornes, Richard, Dominguez-Castro, Fernando, Filipiak, Janusz, Founda, Dimitra, Garcia Herrera, Ricardo, Gergis, Joelle, Grab, Stefan, Hannak, Lisa, Huhtamaa, Heli, ..., Wyszynski, Przemysław. 2020. "Instrumental Meteorological Records before 1850: An Inventory." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 101 (1), pp. 43-47. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0040.A

Unlocking pre-1850 instrumental meteorological records: a global inventory

Bronnimann, Stefan, Allan, Rob, Ashcroft, Linden, Baer, Saba, Barriendos, Mariano, Brazdil, Rudolf, Brugnara, Yuri, Brunet, Manola, Brunetti, Michele, Chimani, Barbara, Cornes, Richard, Dominguez-Castro, Fernando, Filipiak, Janusz, Founda, Dimitra, Garcia Herrera, Ricardo, Gergis, Joelle, Grab, Stefan, Hannak, Lisa, Huhtamaa, Heli, ..., Wyszynski, Przemysław. 2019. "Unlocking pre-1850 instrumental meteorological records: a global inventory." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 100 (12), pp. ES389-ES413. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-00

The value of the Australian Drought Monitor to the cattle industry

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2019. "The value of the Australian Drought Monitor to the cattle industry." International Tropical Agriculture Conference (TropAg 2019). Brisbane, Australia 11 - 13 Nov 2019

Development of the Australian Drought Monitor

Pudmenzky, C., Cobon, D., Svoboda, M., Swigart, J. and Guillory, L.. 2019. "Development of the Australian Drought Monitor." AMOS-ICTMO 2019 Conference. Darwin, Australia 11 - 15 Jun 2019 Australia.

Towards a more reliable historical reanalysis: improvements for version 3 of the Twentieth Century Reanalysis system

Slivinski, Laura C., Compo, Gilbert P., Whitaker, Jeffrey S., Sardeshmukh, Prashant D., Giese, Benjamin S., McColl, Chesley, Allan, Rob, Yin, Xungang, Vose, Russell, Titchner, Holly, Kennedy, John, Spencer, Lawrence J., Ashcroft, Linden, Bronnimann, Stefan, Brunet, Manola, Camuffo, Dario, Cornes, Richard, Cram, Thomas A., Crouthamel, Richard, ..., Wyszynski, Przemysław. 2019. "Towards a more reliable historical reanalysis: improvements for version 3 of the Twentieth Century Reanalysis system." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 145 (724), pp. 2876-2908. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3598

Medical geology in the framework of the sustainable development goals

Bundschuh, Jochen, Maity, Jyoti Prakash, Mushtaq, Shahbaz Mushtaq, Vithange, Meththika, Seneweera, Saman, Schneider, Jerusa, Bhattacharya, Prosun, Khan, Nasreen Islam, Hamawand, Ihsan, Guilherme, Luiz R. G., Reardon-Smith, Kathryn, Parvez, Faruque, Morales-Simfors, Nury, Ghaze, Sara, Pudmenzky, Christa, Kouadio, Louis and Chen, Chien-Yen. 2017. "Medical geology in the framework of the sustainable development goals." Science of the Total Environment. 581-582, pp. 87-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.208

Weather Detective: An Australian citizen science project

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2017. "Weather Detective: An Australian citizen science project." AMOS/MSNZ Conference and ANZ Climate Forum 2017. Canberra, Australia 07 - 10 Feb 2017

Current climate data rescue activities in Australia

Ashcroft, Linden, Allan, Rob, Bridgman, Howard, Gergis, Joelle, Pudmenzky, Christa and Thornton, Ken. 2016. "Current climate data rescue activities in Australia." Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. 33 (12), pp. 1323-1324. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00376-016-6189-5

Climate, vegetation cover and dust storm events in arid and semi-arid regions of Australia - relationships, models and predictions

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2016. Climate, vegetation cover and dust storm events in arid and semi-arid regions of Australia - relationships, models and predictions. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/5bf5fa61ed34e

Applications program examples 2015

Pudmenzky, Christa and Stone, Roger. 2015. "Applications program examples 2015." 8th Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth Workshop (ACRE 2015). Santiago, Chile 12 - 14 Oct 2015 Chile.

Broad scale mapping of vegetation cover across Australia from rainfall and temperature data

Pudmenzky, Christa, King, Rachel and Butler, Harry. 2015. "Broad scale mapping of vegetation cover across Australia from rainfall and temperature data." Journal of Arid Environments. 120, pp. 55-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.04.010

Supporting Decision-Making in the Sugar Cane Industry with Integrated Seasonal Climate Forecasting

Stone, Roger, Everingham, Yvette, Pudmenzky, Christa and Marcussen, Torben. 2013. "Supporting Decision-Making in the Sugar Cane Industry with Integrated Seasonal Climate Forecasting." Climate Adaptation 2013 (NCCARF 2013). Sydney, Australia 25 - 27 Jun 2013 Australia.

Links between climate variability, vegetation cover and dust storm frequency in Australia

Pudmenzky, Christa and Butler, Harry. 2013. "Links between climate variability, vegetation cover and dust storm frequency in Australia." Climate Adaptation 2013 (NCCARF 2013). Sydney, Australia 25 - 27 Jun 2013 Australia.

In Queensland, what legislative changes or modifications need to be implemented in relation to light pollution problems for nesting sea turtles and hatchlings?

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2013. In Queensland, what legislative changes or modifications need to be implemented in relation to light pollution problems for nesting sea turtles and hatchlings? Christa Pudmenzky.

Clement Wragge’s ship logbook compilations

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2012. "Clement Wragge’s ship logbook compilations." 5th Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth Workshop (ACRE 2012). Toulouse, France 28 - 30 Nov 2012 France.

20CR and historical dust storms in Australia

Pudmenzky, Christa. 2012. "20CR and historical dust storms in Australia." 5th Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth Workshop (ACRE 2012). Toulouse, France 28 - 30 Nov 2012 France.

Climate variability analysis for Diuron application

Mushtaq, Shahbaz, Stone, Roger, Marcussen, Torben, Pudmenzky, Christa and Maraseni, Tek. 2012. Climate variability analysis for Diuron application. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

El Niño-Southern Oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide a key to the future?

Pudmenzky, C., Stone, R., Butler, H. and Allan, R.. 2011. "El Niño-Southern Oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide a key to the future?" American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2011. San Francisco, California, United States 05 - 09 Dec 2011 United States.

El Nino-Southern oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide an insight into the future?

Pudmenzky, Christa, Stone, Roger, Butler, Harry and Allan, Robert. 2011. "El Nino-Southern oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide an insight into the future?" 4th Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth Workshop (ACRE 2011). De Bilt, The Netherlands 21 - 23 Sep 2011

El Nino-Southern oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide an insight into the future?

Pudmenzky, Christa, Stone, Roger and Butler, Harry. 2011. "El Nino-Southern oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide an insight into the future?" WCRP 2011: Climate Research in Service to Society. Denver, United States 24 - 28 Oct 2011 Geneva, Switzerland.

Development of a QEMSCAN® coal analysis capability

van Zyl, J. and Pudmenzky, C.. 2008. "Development of a QEMSCAN® coal analysis capability." Automated Mineralogy 08. Brisbane, Australia 27 - 28 Aug 2008 Australia.

Factors affecting the nature and rate of dust production from natural dune sands

Bullard, Joanna E., McTainsh, Grant H. and Pudmenzky, Christa. 2007. "Factors affecting the nature and rate of dust production from natural dune sands." Sedimentology. 54 (1), pp. 169-182. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3091.2006.00827.x

Aeolian abrasion and modes of fine particle production from natural red dune sands: an experimental study

Bullard, Joanna E., McTainsh, Grant H. and Pudmenzky, Christa. 2004. "Aeolian abrasion and modes of fine particle production from natural red dune sands: an experimental study." Sedimentology. 51 (5), pp. 1103-1125. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3091.2004.00662.x