Author: Alvin Stone

CLEX officially launched at UNSW

The Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes was officially launched on Tuesday, April 10, at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) by the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, The Hon. Craig Laundy MP.

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Research opportunity aboard the RV Investigator

Students and ECRs have an opportunity to take part in a voyage to a standing meander of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) south of Tasmania. They will undertake a 3-dimensional survey of the velocity and density structure of the meander, deploy a fleet of EM-APEX profiling floats and conduct time series measurements.

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PhD opportunity – Heatwaves & health

Heatwaves have severe and adverse impacts on the health of Australians. While Australia is no stranger to heatwaves, increasing trends in their intensity, frequency and duration have been observed, with specific events having notable human health impacts. For example, in 2009 over 370 people were killed in the heatwave that preceded the Black Saturday fires, and a 2014 heatwave over Melbourne saw hospital admissions relating to cardiac diseases increase seven-fold. The field of detection and attribution has seen rapid growth in recent years, where the influence of anthropogenic climate change on the frequency and/or intensity of a specific extreme...

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Hotter, longer, more frequent – marine heatwaves on the rise

An international study in Nature Communications co-authored by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) reveals globally marine heatwaves have increased over the past century in number, length and intensity as a direct result of warming oceans.

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