The weather is what we experience in a location over a few days. The weather is the state of the atmosphere at a particular time. The climate is what to expect in any month, season, or year. Climate is the long-term description of the average atmospheric conditions over many years.
Heatwaves in the ocean are having major impacts on heatwaves on land.
The oceans’ biology and chemistry influence the climate because ocean, atmospheric and land processes are all interconnected.
Our atmosphere, oceans and lands are constantly interacting with each other.
38 experts from across Australia collaborated to develop and share code for use with ocean climate models.
Extreme weather, such as the heavy rainfall battering eastern Australia, is like military conflict.
Clouds are the missing part of the orchestra in climate modelling and predictions.
The “climate gamble” grows every year, but we still have time
Conditions in the Indian Ocean can affect the risk of Australia experiencing droughts, floods, marine heatwaves and bushfires and alter the prospects for rainfed agriculture in some parts of the country. Reliable forecasts of conditions in the Indian Ocean a season in advance would help us predict upcoming changes in the risk of climate extremes in some parts of Australia. However, producing such forecasts requires us to better understand, and more accurately model, relevant Indian Ocean climate processes. There is... View Article