The findings have major implications for Sydney's preparedness for flash flooding and associated impacts in the future.
Research Brief: Calculating the contribution of an individual to making extreme weather events more likelyNovember 24, 2021 2:02 pm Comments Off on Research Brief: Calculating the contribution of an individual to making extreme weather events more likely
This paper focuses on a case study to provide a methodology for how the costs associated with an extreme weather event may be shared between citizens and envisage how such a system could look in future.
Research Brief: Regional variations in projections of recent changes in the western boundary currentsNovember 24, 2021 12:44 pm Comments Off on Research Brief: Regional variations in projections of recent changes in the western boundary currents
Strong ocean currents are found on the western side of the ocean basins, which flow from the tropics toward the poles in both hemispheres. These western boundary currents have shown strong changes in the last few decades, resulting in intensified ocean warming and are projected to amplify further in the future.
90% of the heat trapped on Earth by anthropogenic greenhouse gasses is absorbed by the ocean, with the unfortunate by-product of thermosteric sea level rise - as the ocean warms, it expands. Therefore, it is essential that we can accurately measure how much heat the ocean is absorbing over time.
This study assesses long-term changes in Australia’s future photovoltaic potential and the effects of projected changes in our climate on PV power generation capacity for the near and far-future periods.
The Weddell Gyre, located east of the Antarctic Peninsula, is one of the largest features of the ocean circulation of the Southern Hemisphere. A deeper understanding of the dynamics in this remote region will shed light on the role of the gyre in our present climate and help us understand its potential evolution with climate change.
Research brief: Ekman Streamfunction a strong indicator of overturning circulation strength & variabilityOctober 7, 2021 2:30 pm Comments Off on Research brief: Ekman Streamfunction a strong indicator of overturning circulation strength & variability
CLEX researchers used a state-of-the-art global ocean-sea-ice model to directly measure the overturning circulation, and through this to examine the relationship between the Ekman Streamfunction and the Southern Ocean overturning circulation.
This review brings together a new understanding of the ocean-atmosphere system in the Indian Ocean since the last comprehensive review, describing the Indian Ocean circulation patterns, air-sea interactions and climate variability.
In this paper, as part of the Future Seas project, the researchers built upon previous work by using a foresighting scenario analysis technique to envision two alternative possible futures for society by 2030, in the context of the challenge of climate change adaptation and mitigation.
During the 2020 La Nina, many areas of Australia received near average to severely below-average rainfall, particularly during November. CLEX researchers found that several compounding factors contributed to the drier-than anticipated spring conditions.