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April 2021

How land surface properties modulate global-scale climate

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
UNSW Zoom, Online
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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The large-scale climate plays an important role in controlling the distribution of vegetation on the land surface. However, changes in vegetation can also modulate the large-scale climate system. Vegetation controls many physical properties of the land surface, including albedo, aerodynamic roughness, and how hard it is to evaporate water. Each of these surface properties modulates the flux of energy and water between the land and the atmosphere in different ways. The atmosphere can respond to changes in energy fluxes from…

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June 2021

Understanding variability of rainfall extremes in Jakarta and surrounding regions

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Microsoft Teams (BoM) Melbourne, Victoria Australia + Google Map

Sopia Lestari (CLEX/University of Melbourne). Understanding variability of rainfall extremes in Jakarta and surrounding regions. Location: Online (Teams). Please email sig-seminars-admin@bom.gov.au for details of Microsoft Teams link to join.

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“Why should I bother?” to “Yes, we can!”: Risk, willingness, and cooperation in action on climate change

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), 4th Floor, Matthews Building, UNSW
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Ben Newell (UNSW).  A complete policy response to climate change, habitat destruction, plastic pollution, and other Anthropocene challenges requires action by governments, industries, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals. Attempts to drive change at the individual level often confront reactions like “Why should I bother altering my behavior? And if I do change, will my actions make a difference?” In this talk I discuss the drivers and predictors of individuals’ perceptions of the risk of climate change and how they relate to…

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Climate change and hydrological risk – a humanitarian engineering perspective

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), 4th Floor, Matthews Building, UNSW
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Register here. Location: Climate Change Research Centre, Seminar Room, Mathews Building 4th floor, UNSW, Sydney. Presenter: Dr. Fiona Johnson (Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering - UNSW Sydney). Host: Climate Change Research Centre. Communities across the Global South have adapted to floods, droughts and cyclones over many generations. However anthropogenic climate change is expected to further increase these environmental pressures. Coupled with general trends of increasing urbanisation and large populations living in informal settlements, it is vital…

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A tale of two quasi-linear convective systems, their mesoscale structure and moisture sources

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), 4th Floor, Matthews Building, UNSW
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Presenter:  Dr. Stacey Hitchcock (CLEX and The University of Melbourne) Host: Climate Change Research Centre Much of the heavy and extreme rainfall in the Melbourne region occurs on days with linearly organized precipitation. These systems are typically convective in nature and frequently associated with cold fronts. Of course, not every linear (or quasi-linear) convective system (QLCS) leads to extreme rainfall. Those that do, tend to be larger and more intense, move slower, and have a greater degree of along-line propagation…

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