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Postdoctoral Scientist (W070), Max Planck Institute

January 6, 2020 11:29 am Published by Comments Off on Postdoctoral Scientist (W070), Max Planck Institute

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary center for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany. MPI-M contributes to the BMBF project “From the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene: Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle” (PalMod, www.palmod.de), which aims at simulating the climate from the peak of the last interglacial up to the present using comprehensive Earth System Models. For phase II of this project, we have an open position within the cross-cutting activity on model coupling for a... View Article

Research brief: Gravity waves cause unusual turbulence

October 15, 2019 4:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Gravity waves cause unusual turbulence

This research uses commercial aircraft data and high-resolution simulations to study a case in 2005 over the United States where severe turbulence was encountered about 50km away from a large mesoscale convective system. Of relevance, current aviation turbulence avoidance guidelines recommend avoiding storms by 32 km (20 miles).

PhD opportunity: The role of wave-cloud coupling in shaping patterns of clouds

September 30, 2019 9:19 am Published by Comments Off on PhD opportunity: The role of wave-cloud coupling in shaping patterns of clouds

This project analyzes satellite images and other observational data to study two-way interactions between convection and tropospheric waves. In particular, it investigates how these interactions influence patterns of convection and clouds. Numerical experiments in the form of high-resolution simulations are designed to support the results.

Briefing note 009: Does global warming cause droughts, drying or increased aridity?

September 20, 2019 3:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 009: Does global warming cause droughts, drying or increased aridity?

In an hour-long talk to a business forum, Andy Pitman said: “there is no link between climate change and drought”. Given the audience were not climate scientists, or interested in the physics of the climate, this statement was one word too brief. Andy fully admits he should have said: “there is no direct link between climate change and drought”.

SAM RP – Zoom details

September 9, 2019 9:31 am Published by Comments Off on SAM RP – Zoom details

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://unsw.zoom.us/j/170964159 Or Telephone: Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 170 964 159 International numbers available: https://unsw.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=Pb3JpCeyN08s3gwhSd4A8ofpsWPxjYeL Or a H.323/SIP room system: SIP:7588@aarnet.edu.au or H323:170964159@182.255.112.21 (From Cisco) or H323:182.255.112.21##170964159 (From Huawei, LifeSize, Polycom) or 162.255.37.11 or 162.255.36.11 (U.S.) Meeting ID: 170964159

PhD opportunity: Water, elevated CO2 and growth: plant ecophysiological responses in a Free Air CO2 Enrichment experiment

August 30, 2019 10:26 am Published by Comments Off on PhD opportunity: Water, elevated CO2 and growth: plant ecophysiological responses in a Free Air CO2 Enrichment experiment

This project will involve measurements in a cutting-edge global change field experiment to close this knowledge gap by examining plant growth responses to elevated CO2 during repeated drought cycles.

PhD opportunity: Unravelling the role of lags and legacies in explaining the response of grasslands to elevated CO2

August 30, 2019 10:19 am Published by Comments Off on PhD opportunity: Unravelling the role of lags and legacies in explaining the response of grasslands to elevated CO2

This project will apply a state of the art, hierarchical Bayesian modelling framework to determine how past climatic conditions influence current responses to high CO2concentrations. The project will use data from a new, specially-designed experiment, as well as results from past Free-Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (FACE) and Open-top chamber (OTC) experiments, to close this knowledge gap.

Postgraduate opportunities at the UNSW

August 14, 2019 1:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Postgraduate opportunities at the UNSW

The CLEX node at the University of NSW is offering several PhD scholarships on a competitive basis. Details of how to apply can be found on this page along with some example projects offered by our researchers.

CMS talks: Introduction to Xarray

August 1, 2019 10:06 am Published by Comments Off on CMS talks: Introduction to Xarray

Xarray is the python library which is widely used for analysing Earth System Data stored in netCDF files. CMS has prepared eight short videos (most are between 5 and 7 minutes) that can be watched at your own pace before the training and a series of problem notebooks.