Climate information is at risk of being misconstrued and used inappropriately in financial reports and has the potential to expose businesses to significant risk, according to a new paper by Australian researchers.
Research brief: Tropical rainfall modelling errors decrease slowly, but storm resolving models may be the futureOctober 23, 2020 10:24 am Comments Off on Research brief: Tropical rainfall modelling errors decrease slowly, but storm resolving models may be the future
An international team including CLEX researchers examined models used by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) over three model phases linked to IPCC reports – CMIP3, CMIP5, and the most recent, CMIP6, to see if they improved representation of tropical rainfall.
An international group of researchers performed a critical review of the information infrastructure that connects ecosystem modelling and measurement efforts. This group has now proposed a roadmap to community cyber-infrastructure development that can reduce the divisions between empirical research and modelling, accelerating the pace of discovery.
CLEX researchers and colleagues that adding vegetation canopy architecture with zenith angular variations significantly improved photosynthesis prediction in light-limited ecosystems.
Australian researchers assess the ability of recently released climate models to simulate the climate of Australia and the new scenarios for 21st Century climate change.
NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change hub and CLEX have been working closely with the finance industry to assist it in understanding climate risks. The work has ranged from presentations through to catastrophe modelling for key industries.
CLEX researchers evaluated an updated version of CABLE climate model within a WRF physics ensemble over the CORDEX AustralAsia domain. Results were strongly dependent on the region of interest.
The seven-year funding for Centres of Excellence ostensibly supports focused research across existing scientific communities but, as the Consortium for Ocean-Sea Ice Modelling in Australia (COSIMA) shows, it can also help create entirely new scientific communities in a specific research area.
The Australian FLUXNET data provide perhaps the world’s most valuable observations for building and evaluating the land models needed for projecting future droughts and heatwaves.
Urban Climate and Energy Model (UCLEM) is a new climate model focused on Australian conditions that integrates energy use and human behaviour to generate accurate representations of urban climates.