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As oceans warm, marine cold spells are disappearing: AGU Media Release

March 30, 2022 12:47 pm Published by Comments Off on As oceans warm, marine cold spells are disappearing: AGU Media Release

Cold spells can harm ecosystems, but they can also provide critical respite Re-post from AGU. Original media release available here. AGU press contact:Rebecca Dzombak, news@agu.org, +1 (202) 777-7492 (UTC-5 hours) Contact for the researchers:Yuxin Wang, University of Tasmania, yuxin.wang@utas.edu.au (UTC+11 hours) WASHINGTON—Marine cold spells are cold versions of heat waves: periods of exceptionally cold water, able to hurt or help the ecosystems they hit. As the atmosphere and oceans warm, marine cold spells are becoming less intense and less frequent overall, according to... View Article

Looking back to understand the climate extremes of the future: Climate Extremes

March 14, 2022 9:32 am Published by Comments Off on Looking back to understand the climate extremes of the future: Climate Extremes

The research vital to understanding what’s to come Photo: Andy Pitman (File photo) The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes has released a retrospective of Australian weather and climate extremes of 2021, written by an outstanding group of emerging Australian climate experts. The state of weather and climate extremes 2021 is available for download here. “As the Australian community struggles with the current weather and climate extremes, it’s vital we invest in building a deeper understanding of recent events... View Article