Heatwaves Research Program Meeting – full day

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes' Heatwave Research Program is holding a full day meeting to explore current research and the future direction of the program.
August 9, 2018 |
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Heatwaves Research Program Meeting – full day

29 August 2018

  • 10.00: Neil Holbrook. Marine heat waves
  • 10.20: Annette Hirsch. Variable influence of land surface conditions as a precursor to heatwave events
  • 10.40: Melissa Hart. The interaction between the urban heat island and heat waves
  • 11.00: Donna Green. Public health and heatwaves, what do we know matters most?
  • 11.20: Malcolm King. Understanding the dynamics of south-eastern Australian heatwaves
  • 11.40: Michael Reeder. Synoptic-dynamics of summertime heat waves in Sydney
  • 12.00: Debbie Hudson. BoM plans: Forecasting heat waves on sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales

12.20 – 1.00: Lunch

  • 1.00: Paola Petrelli How and why the CMS is involved in the RP
  • 1.10: Acacia Pepler. The relationship between Australian extreme temperatures and the subtropical ridge
  • 1.30: Eun-pa Lim. Impact of the SH polar vortex weakening on extreme high temperature over Australia in spring-summer
  • 1.50: Andrew King. Using temperature record-breaking rates as a dataset comparison and model evaluation tool
  • 2.10: Alejandro Di Luca. Decomposing future changes in Australian hot extremes
  • 2.30: Sarah Kirkpatrick. An update on observed trends in heatwaves – regional & global
  • 2.50: Michael Reeder. World Weather Research Programme HiWeather project

3.00: Coffee


  • 3.20: Discussion
    • Topics for discussion include:
      • Current state of the program.
      • Are we on track to answer the questions set out in the proposal?
      • Are there significant holes in the program (e.g. cold waves)?
      • Are there impediments to answering the proposed questions (e.g. too few graduate students)?
      • Common case studies and model runs.
      • Additional collaborations within the program.

Close: 5 pm


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