As the summer continues many of us are experiencing very hot temperatures. It is important to be prepared for extreme conditions which can lead to heat stress.
Understanding the meteorological drivers of the Black Summer fire events using high resolution simulationsAugust 8, 2023 8:30 am Comments Off on Understanding the meteorological drivers of the Black Summer fire events using high resolution simulations
We used an atmospheric model from the Met office in the UK called the unified model to simulate one of the black summer bushfire events.
The presence of groundwater in forested areas reduces rainfall loss in wet periods and maintains soil moisture in dry periods.
This study is an example how models help us to examine and understand how ocean currents behave and how they impact our environment.
There are many types of climate models, and they vary widely in complexity.
Climate models come in different forms and are used to understand the Earth’s future.
Climate and tech experts come together to lower barriers with Earth Virtualization Engines (EVE).
In a world first, Centre postdoctoral researcher Dr Mat Lipson and colleagues partnered with Australian companies AURIN and Geoscape to transform the way cities can be integrated in weather and climate models. The research was enabled by a new generation of sub-metre urban morphology data sets covering entire continents and powered by machine learning, satellite imagery and remote sensing. From these new data sets they could, for the first time, configure our urban climate models across large geographical extents with... View Article
Time of emergence is a concept showing when the trend in a climate variable emerges above the “noise” of natural climate variability. A study led by Centre of Excellence PhD student Xu (Pete) Deng used large ensembles of the latest state-of-the-art climate models and a range of future scenarios to understand this concept for temperature extremes over Australia. The strongest warming levels, and therefore earlier time of emergence, are projected under the highest future scenario, with tropical Australia usually showing... View Article
The year 2022 has been a big one for the Computational Modelling Systems (CMS) team. We have seen some of our colleagues leave, after many years of working together; Paola Petrelli stepped up as the new CMS team leader; and we welcomed three new members: Ramzi Kutteh, Sam Green and Dale Roberts. A year has passed that has felt busy and intense; but at the end of it, what have we done? When you are in a support role –... View Article