Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are vulnerable to the adverse effects of changing climate, especially extreme weather such as heavy precipitation leading to flash floods. A problem in assessing the vulnerability of PSIDS to rising weather and climate extremes is a lack of a high spatial resolution climate projection dataset capable of resolving islands (Mycoo et al., 2022). Current projections using Phase 6 of the Climate Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) dataset are quite coarse to fully capture the complexity... View Article
This project seeks to better constrain convective zones in Australia and how they may be affected by climate change.
This PhD project will undertake coupled climate model simulations of the Oligocene and Miocene, using Australia’s state-of-the art community earth system model ACCESS-ESM1.5.
Graduates with a strong background in hydrology, mathematics, physics, atmospheric science, climate science, engineering or similar quantitative sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.
The student will use multi-source datasets to identify the drivers of flash droughts and quantify their relative role in the Australian context.
This project investigates the relationship between tropical cyclone characteristics in the Australian sector and the sea surface temperature conditions in the Indian Ocean.
Once a drought has begun the important question is: when will the drought end?
The aim of this project is to quantify trends in atmospheric water vapour transport over the east coast of Australia in order to help us understand how rainfall patterns may change in the future.
The approach presented in this study will provide better support to planners and decision-makers in the development of urban spaces in regard to their expected use.
Marine heatwaves are extreme climate events of anomalously warm ocean surface that have significant impact on marine species, ecosystem distribution consequently on our society.