Sometimes there is so much to look back on that it can be difficult to know where to begin and that is definitely the case for the past three months of a very active Extreme Rainfall research program.
The past four months have seen the Centre very active in the media as extreme heat, fires and drought start early in the season. We have also played an important role in communicating IPCC reports, examining the science behind policy and building up our Instagram feed.
The Knowledge Brokerage Team has existed for a little over a year and it’s timely to reflect on some of the activities the team has been involved in.
CLEX Graduate Director Melissa Hart summarises the resources and opportunities we have available via our researcher development program.
The CMS team took part in the Australasian Leadership Computing Symposium, are preparing a grand computing challenge for the new supercomputer Gadi, have made available a CMIP6 dataset, and is in the process of porting models from Raijin.
As Stephen Gray writes his final newsletter column for 2019, he looks back on many of the highlights of the year that is drawing to a close.
CLEX Director Andy Pitman highlights the importance of our research at a challenging time in southern and eastern Australia as a combination of drought, fire and hot weather confront communities, and as air quality in some cities reaches dangerous levels.
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.
In May, Columbia University hosted the Workshop on Correlated Extreme Events. A total of 175 participants attended the mix of presentations, posters and discussions evolving around the topic of correlated extremes.
This was PhD student Charuni Pathmeswaran's first CLEX Winter School. It was an intense and challenging week, but it also gave her an opportunity to explore Melbourne. By week's end Charuni was motivated and had added a range of new skills she will apply to her research.