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UNSW-CAN2: Climate change and East African rainfall: combining observations from local farmers and weather stations

September 18, 2018 9:59 am Published by 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?

PhD opportunity: The attribution of heatwaves and compound events, UNSW Sydney

September 14, 2018 11:22 am Published by Comments Off on PhD opportunity: The attribution of heatwaves and compound events, UNSW Sydney

Heatwaves have increased in their intensity, frequency and duration. It is now well-established that heatwaves are not stand-alone events, but occur in the presence of other extremes, such as, droughts, extremely high atmospheric pressure, or teleconnections to other atmospheric phenomena. The PhD will undertake a novel examination of the attribution of heatwaves, coincident with other plausible extreme events.

Research Fellow in Data Assimilation

August 16, 2018 12:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Research Fellow in Data Assimilation

The Centre seeks a highly qualified and motivated individual to create new and innovative data assimilation algorithms for discovering model trajectories that closely track observations in the presence of multi-scale, non-linear and non-Gaussian uncertainties such as those associated with observations and forecasts of clouds, precipitation, aerosols, soil moisture, ice, or ocean colour.

Multiple PhD opportunities – CLEX Monash

July 12, 2018 4:11 am Published by Comments Off on Multiple PhD opportunities – CLEX Monash

The CLEX node at Monash is offering several PhD scholarships on a competitive basis. The scholarships may cover fees and living expenses for 3 years. Generous travel support for PhD students to visit our international partners exists. Some projects may involve other universities, the CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, or one of our international partners.

Winter School 2018 Practical instructions

June 22, 2018 6:42 am Published by Comments Off on Winter School 2018 Practical instructions

Mini Projects During the week you will be working on mini-projects in groups of 5-6. Each group has a mix of participants from different institutions and with different backgrounds. You will have 9 hours scheduled during the week to work on your projects. The projects have been kept purposely broad. We did this so that you, within your groups, can discuss and decide what your main research question is, and what approach you are going to take to address that... View Article

PhD Opportunity: Methods from statistical physics to resolve weather and climate sensitivities

June 22, 2018 4:29 am Published by Comments Off on PhD Opportunity: Methods from statistical physics to resolve weather and climate sensitivities

This interdisciplinary project will apply methods from statistical physics, which are only beginning to be used in the environmental sciences, to better exploit such data, advance our basic understanding, and produce more useful models for weather and climate changes.