Hi, I'm Beata Latos
currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Typhoon Research Center, Jeju National University, South Korea
MY RECENT work (1)
Our new study identified meteorological conditions resulting in a rare cyclone formation near the Equator. In March and April 2021, these conditions caused the development of Tropical Cyclone Seroja, which led to the death of at least 272 people in Indonesia and East Timor.
Latos, B., Peyrillé, P., Lefort, T., Baranowski, D.B., Flatau, M.K., Flatau, P.J., Riama, N.F., Permana, D.S., Rydbeck, A.V. and Matthews, A.J., 2023. The role of tropical waves in the genesis of Tropical Cyclone Seroja in the Maritime Continent. Nature Communications
Read the story behind the paper here.
MY RECENT work (2)
Sulawesi is the fourth largest and third most populated of the Indonesian islands. Makassar is the capital and the largest urban area of the island, as well as the 8th biggest city in Indonesia with a population of nearly 1.5 million. The city is located west of a mountain chain and is adjacent to the Java Sea. This area constitutes the southwestern Sulawesi region, which is particularly prone to flooding. In this region between 1999 and 2018, nearly half of all natural disasters (46%) were floods. In January 2019, southwest Sulawesi, including Makassar, experienced its largest flood on record.
Latos, B., Lefort, T., Flatau, M. K., Flatau, P. J., Permana, D. S., Baranowski, D. B., ... & Schmidt, J. M. (2021). Equatorial waves triggering extreme rainfall and floods in southwest Sulawesi, Indonesia. Monthly Weather Review
Schematic depiction of the key processes responsible for extreme rainfall events and floods in southwest Sulawesi 3 days before (day-3), a day before (day-1) and during the event (day0).
Airlplane window view for Makassar (Sulawesi, Indonesia)