From November 13-December 17, 2019, Sonny Truong took part in an observational voyage aboard the RV Investigator 30kms off the coast of Darwin. It was a voyage that featured some firsts for this atmospheric scientists and resulted in some great research and a spectacular time-lapse video of a storm forming and dissipating out to sea.
In March 2019, NCSAC asked CLEX to provide a comprehensive report on the current state of climate processes research in Australia. Co-ordinator Christian Jakobs explains the process and outcomes.
After being selected as the inaugural winner of the CLEX Career Development Award for Women and Underrepresented Groups, Annette Hirsch has been learning all about the process of influencing policy.
Luis Clemente Lopez Bravo attended his first AMOS meeting and took the opportunity to meet some Western Australian collaborators. It's an experience he highly recommends for new students.
Onboard the RV Investigator as part of a scientific voyage over Christmas and new year, Rob Warren encountered a spectacular storm and performed research that will continue to improve Australia's radar network.
Often climate change communication takes a top-down approach, with experts telling the general public what they think people need to know. Clara Rodriguez Vives was part of the Curious Climate experiment, which takes an approach that completely turns that top-down model on its head.
A lot has happened over the past few months with the publication of high-profile and challenging research and the continuing growth, development and recognition for the RP4 team.
The drought may have finally eased over much of Australia, but it has resulted in a range of research that still continues. This research has opened new insights into how we understand the lifecycle of droughts in Australia. At the same time, continuing analyses of Australian models has produced improved configurations and even led to a new modelling framework for urban centres.
Research over the past few months has given the RP2 team significant insights into sudden stratospheric warming events, modelling of marine heatwaves, the impacts of transient warming, how drying tends influence heatwaves, and future energy use in cities as the globe warms.
The Extreme Rainfall team took on some key observational challenges for precipitation research and then used some of this data to test our models. There was also a raft of individual achievements to add a little light in this difficult time.