• Developing and publishing open-source software and my experience with an open peer-review process

    Developing and publishing open-source software and my experience with an open peer-review process

    Navid Constantinou developed a new Julia package that provides solvers for geophysical fluid dynamics problems in periodic domains. It was also the first time he had been involved in an open peer-review process, and this experience was “mind changing”.

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  • 800m Simulation of 2017 heatwave – video & transcript

    800m Simulation of 2017 heatwave – video & transcript

    Research by Annette Hirsch into heatwaves over Sydney has been turned into a spectacular animation by Drew Whitehouse from NCI Vizlab.

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  • Prof Andy Pitman made a fellow of AAS

    Prof Andy Pitman made a fellow of AAS

    CLEX Director, Prof Andy Pitman has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science for his outstanding contribution to climate change.

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  • How might Australia contribute to a next-generation global climate modelling facility?

    How might Australia contribute to a next-generation global climate modelling facility?

    The Royal Society has called for an international next-generation climate modelling centre (pdf), based on new cutting-edge high-performance computing and data services to support efforts toward net-zero emissions and to enable effective climate adaptation.

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  • CLEX Seminar Series: Gerald A Meehl (NCAR)

    CLEX Seminar Series: Gerald A Meehl (NCAR)

    On Thursday, April 8, 2021, Gerald A Meehl (NCAR) presented a seminar, Mutually interactive decadal-timescale processes connecting the tropical Atlantic and Pacific.

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  • Changing ocean eddies reorganise ocean energy

    Changing ocean eddies reorganise ocean energy

    The discovery of changing eddy energy was made by a team of ANU and UNSW researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. Their work, published today in Nature Climate Change, shows clear changes to the distribution and strength of these eddies, which had not been previously detected.

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  • Statement on the misrepresentation of our paper in US Senators’ letter to Federal Reserve Chairman

    Statement on the misrepresentation of our paper in US Senators’ letter to Federal Reserve Chairman

    A letter was sent by Senators Toomey, Shelby, Crapo, Scott, Rounds, Tillis, Kennedy, Hagerty, Lummis, Moran, Cramer, and Daines to Chairman Jerome Powell of the US Federal Reserve, dated March 18 which quotes our work. We seek to clarify some substantive issues.

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  • Hello world

    Hello world

    Denisse Fierro Arcos is back in Australia completing her first semester as a PhD student at the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). Her project focuses on understanding how fine scale changes in sea ice and ocean conditions affect Southern Ocean marine ecosystems. This is her first blog post.

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  • Conferences in the time of COVID

    Conferences in the time of COVID

    This time last year Kim Reid was planning a Euro-adventure where she would attend a summer school in the Swiss Alps, attend EGU, visit Reading and the Met Office and explore some castles on the side. Now she and her supervisor joke that if case numbers stay low, Kim might be able to visit a…

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  • Business risk and the emergence of climate analytics

    Business risk and the emergence of climate analytics

    There is a great deal of misuse of climate model projections emerging in business. Climate models are being used for some purposes that are simply inappropriate leading to assessments of the physical risks to business that are of no value. However, there are ways to use climate model data that has value and can help…

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