This project will use the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) to classify land-use of Australian metropolitan regions and surrounds.
The proposed project involves generalising FourierFlows.jl so that it can run both on CPUs and on GPUs effortlessly. Running simulations on GPUs will enable up to 100 or even 200-times speedups.
This project will use output from state-of-the-art climate simulations of the Last Millennium (850–2005 CE) to explore the long-term variability of an Australian climate driver of the student’s choice. The student will explore the natural variability of that driver to determine its long-term context, and compare with palaeoclimate reconstructions (proxies) where possible.
Project: To investigate rapid shallow-water/coastal marine cooling events characterised by sudden transitions from marine heatwave to marine cold spell conditions, and the risk likelihood to vulnerable fish species.
In this project, the selected student will use a one-dimensional numerical ocean model to simulate and understand the physical and biogeochemical processes in the ocean near Australia. The student will utilise the long-term oceanographic measurements conducted at one of the National Reference Stations maintained by the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (i.e., the Maria Island, the Port Hacking, and the Rottnest Island).
This project aims to learn more about the 1888 Centennial Drought using palaeoclimate information, documentary records, station based data and gridded datasets.
UNSW-CAN2: Climate change and East African rainfall: combining observations from local farmers and weather stationsSeptember 18, 2018 9:59 am Comments Off on UNSW-CAN2: Climate change and East African rainfall: combining observations from local farmers and weather stations
Climate change is affecting weather patterns in many locations. In East Africa, changing rainfall would challenge the livelihoods of farmers. However, perceptions of local farmers and data from local weather stations differ. Is rainfall changing? How can we understand these two important information sources?
How does the connection between Antarctica and Australia change over time? This project will help us understand Australia’s long term climate history and the range of extreme rainfall Australia experiences by exploring this connection.
UNSW15: Does the frequency, intensity or duration of heatwaves and droughts affect how people vote in elections?August 14, 2018 6:27 pm Comments Off on UNSW15: Does the frequency, intensity or duration of heatwaves and droughts affect how people vote in elections?
Using France as a case study, this project aims to create a climatology of heatwaves and droughts to investigate possible connections with voting patterns. The ultimate goal would be to help predict voting patterns in the future and to see whether the techniques could be applied more widely to other countries.
In this project the vacation scholar will use models, observations and theory to better understand the processes driving ocean heat uptake in the Southern Ocean, with particular applications to sea-level rise.