New students, an OA for Andy Pitman and some key work on evaporation, the impacts of mesophyll conductance on plant growth, a new algorithm for photosynthesis and future projections of drought made for a strong start to 2019.
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How wet the soil is before a storm can determine the amount of rain that falls. This research also produced some interesting findings for rainfall in Australia.
This study illustrates how future uncertainty of climate models in predicting hot extremes is controlled by two factors, both related to amplification of hot extremes through land-atmosphere interactions
Centre Director Prof Andy Pitman who has been awarded an Order of Australia (AO) “for distinguished service to science as a leading researcher, particularly of climate systems and the environment”.
The Australian FLUXNET data provide perhaps the world’s most valuable observations for building and evaluating the land models needed for projecting future droughts and heatwaves.
By employing an atmosphere-only version of ACCESS, CLEX researchers generated multiple sea surface temperature patterns of the same El Nino and La Nina events, and assessed how this influenced heatwaves over various Australian regions.
A focus on building resilience in health and health infrastructure is needed to deal with the future effects of extreme events – both due to climate change and climate variability.
If you are a young researcher chasing a DECRA, then this is a session you can’t miss. From 10am-noon next Tuesday, October 23, CLEX will hold a researcher development videoconference discussing DECRA fellowships. The videoconference will start with a short overview of the DECRA followed by an interactive Q&A. The panel includes: Andy Pitman, Michael Reeder and Leela Frankcombe The objective of this session is to provide support and advice for those considering applying for a DECRA that is complementary to... View Article
Research brief: How well can climate models simulate interactions between cool and dry conditions under the current climate?September 11, 2018 1:07 pm Comments Off on Research brief: How well can climate models simulate interactions between cool and dry conditions under the current climate?
This paper shows that many models overestimate the interaction between hot and dry conditions in wet regions and therefore overamplify heat extremes. The study points to necessary model improvement to increase confidence in future projections of heat extremes.
Research has now begun in earnest in the Drought Research Program with all key staff finally in place. This has proved timely. At the time of writing (August 2018) most of NSW has been drought declared and forecasters suggesting little sign of drought-breaking rains over coming months.