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Research Associate in Marine Heatwaves

The Research Associate in Marine Heatwaves will work in partnership with Australian Universities, national and international partner organisations to contribute to the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) Ocean Extremes Research Program, developing frameworks to understand marine heatwave processes and predictability.

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Research brief: Warmer oceans amplify LENGTH AND FREQUENCY of coastal marine heatwaves

CLEX researchers found coastal marine heatwave hotspots were concentrated along the Mediterranean Sea, Japan Sea, south‐eastern Australia and the north‐eastern coast of the United States. They also found the frequency of these events and their duration globally increased by 1–2 events per decade and 5–20 days per decade. Most of the marine heatwave hotspots identified were associated with high upward trends.

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