Radars and rainfall extremes – Alain Protat The role of land-atmosphere dynamics in droughts and heatwaves – Annette Hirsch CLEX Drought presentations Exploring changes in extreme rainfall over Australia –...Read More
Author: Jenny Rislund
One of the most striking features of Jupiter –-a gaseous giant with no solid surface– is the coloured bands encircling the planet. These bands are strong zonal jets that flow in Jupiter’s atmosphere, similar in a way to the jets in Earth’s atmosphere. Until recently, we had almost no direct observations beneath Jupiter’s clouds.Read More
The Central American mid‐summer drought (MSD) is the decline in rainfall during the middle of the wet season over Central America, which has been shown to have strong effects on agriculture and bushfires in Costa Rica. The Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) has been shown to influence Costa Rican rainfall on intra‐seasonal time scales, and therefore may be important to the MSD. This research aims to find the connection between the MJO and MSD.Read More
Heat waves are the deadliest natural hazard in Australia. Motivated by the prediction that the number of extremely hot days in subtropical Australia will increase in a warmer climate, this study aims to develop a comprehensive picture of the processes leading to extreme temperatures.Read More
UNSW-CAN2: Climate change and East African rainfall: combining observations from local farmers and weather stations
Climate change is affecting weather patterns in many locations. In East Africa, changing rainfall would challenge the livelihoods of farmers. However, perceptions of local farmers and data from local weather stations differ. Is rainfall changing? How can we understand these two important information sources?Read More
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