The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes reduces Australia’s economic, social and environmental vulnerability to climate extremes.
We are an international research consortium of five Australian universities and a network of outstanding national and international partner organisations supported by the Australian Research Council.
We lead vital climate science and predictions, train climate science leaders and prepare Australia for future climate extremes.
Climate extremes are high impact events that seriously affect natural and human systems. Our research programs investigate these events.
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We train the climate science leaders of the future.
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Climate extremes 2021
Our report on the climate and weather extremes of 2021.
Brief summaries of the latest science.
- State of the climate: what Australians need to know about major new report
- Professor Andrew Pitman elected as an Australian Academy of Science Fellow
- Climate science dominates the 2022 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science
- Dr Chiara Holgate announced as a superstar of STEM
- Think storms are getting worse? Rapid rain bursts in Sydney have become at least 40% more intense in 2 decades: The Conversation
- Rapid rain bursts in Sydney have intensified by 40% in 2 decades
- What is a rapid rain burst?
- What is a compound event in weather and climate?
- 3 things a climate scientist wants world leaders to know ahead of COP27