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Understanding the origin of ENSO diversity for improved forecasts

October 2, 2018 1:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Understanding the origin of ENSO diversity for improved forecasts

Forecasting El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, and anticipating how they may change with global warming remains a significant challenge for climate researchers. An ENSO complexity workshop held in November 2017 produced a follow-up paper summarising what we know about ENSO and its predictability.

CLEX undergraduate scholarships

August 14, 2018 12:08 pm Published by Comments Off on CLEX undergraduate scholarships

The ARC Centre of Excellence Undergraduate Summer Scholarships in Climate Extremes are highly competitive scholarships intended to provide undergraduate students from Australian universities an introduction to cutting-edge climate science research at one of our five universities, or our national partners- CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology and Department of Environment.

Kelp’s record journey exposes Antarctic ecosystems to change

July 15, 2018 1:00 am Published by Comments Off on Kelp’s record journey exposes Antarctic ecosystems to change

When Chilean researcher Dr Erasmo Macaya from Universidad de Concepción and Centro IDEAL stumbled upon foreign kelp washed up on an Antarctic beach, he knew he had found something significant. Research by an international, multidisciplinary team of scientists reveals just how important that finding was.

Climate change to worsen Eastern Australia’s winter pollution

July 10, 2018 1:19 am Published by Comments Off on Climate change to worsen Eastern Australia’s winter pollution

Asthmatics and those affected by polluted environments living around major cities along Australia’s east coast could find life much harder over the next 50 years as stronger inversion layers caused by climate change trap more pollution.

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict

July 9, 2018 10:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Global warming may be twice what climate models predict

Past observations suggest future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and sea levels may rise 6m at 2°C.

Special guests at our official launch: (left to right) CEO Australian of Australian Research Council Prof Sue Thomas, Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, The Hon. Craig Laundy MP, CLEX Director Prof Andy Pitman, University of New South Wales President and Vice Chancellor Prof Ian Jacobs; and UNSW Dean of Science Prof Emma Johnston.

CLEX officially launched at UNSW

April 12, 2018 7:56 am Published by Comments Off on 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.

Research opportunity aboard the RV Investigator

April 11, 2018 12:50 am Published by Comments Off on 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.

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

April 9, 2018 6:30 am Published by 1 Comment

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.

Regional adaptions can cool heat extremes by up to 2-3°C

April 1, 2018 12:07 am Published by Comments Off on Regional adaptions can cool heat extremes by up to 2-3°C

New research published in Nature Geoscience has found that climate engineering that modifies the properties of the land surface in highly populated areas and agricultural areas over North America, Europe and Asia could reduce extreme temperatures there by up to 2-3°C.