The Knowledge Brokerage Team farewells James Goldie who moves ot the Monash Climate Change Communications Research Hub, adds a briefing note highlighting sudden stratospheric warming, and increases its reach in developing school lesson plans.
The ESCC hub has provided climate science data to Northern Territory mango growers that will help them prepare for a future where cultivating mangoes may be more difficult.
Despite the pandemic, the recent few months have seen a range of triumphs with completed PhDs being prominent among them. Our research has revealed the powerful influence of small scale and large scale ocean processes on our current and future climate.
The Drought program farewells Michael Roderick who has retired and looks over an extensive range of research that has been carried out despite the global pandemic. Some significant model improvements, new datasets and deeper insights into past and future climates show the depth of the research effort.
As well as winning a Pulitzer Prize, the RP2 team has been working closely on improving models, developed two new metrics and through studying marine heatwaves may have revealed a method of forecasting these heatwaves around Tasmania up to two years ahead.
At the start of the Covid pandemic Stephen hypothesised that many people would go through three stages in our personal responses to remote working arrangements and isolation.
This is a tough and unique time for everyone in CLEX. I had anticipated the pandemic being over by now (note the predictive skill of a modeller) and it is confronting to be writing this while Victoria is in lockdown and world leaders are worried about shower pressure.
Kim Reid describes everything you ever wanted to know about atmospheric rivers, and then some. Front, Warm Conveyor Belt, Atmospheric River, Tropical Moisture Exports and Flexible Tubes. Are these phrases describing different phenomenon or are they merely alternative names for same system?
Charuni writes about the stress of facing a PhD confirmation during a pandemic and how doing a PhD has changed her attitude to herself. She also suggests some approaches that have made the confirmation process a little easier.
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.