Tag Archive: Andy Pitman

RP3 Drought report – April 2019

March 21, 2019 2:30 pm Published by Comments Off on RP3 Drought report – April 2019

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.

Research brief: Do wet soils affect rainfall?

March 8, 2019 9:27 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Do wet soils affect rainfall?

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.

CLEX Director Prof Andy Pitman awarded Order of Australia

January 25, 2019 12:01 am Published by Comments Off on CLEX Director Prof Andy Pitman awarded Order of Australia

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”.

Research brief: How ENSO drives Australian heatwaves

December 18, 2018 1:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: How ENSO drives Australian 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.

DECRA Session

October 23, 2018 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 Published by 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.

Drought RP report – August 2018

August 4, 2018 7:20 am Published by Comments Off on Drought RP report – August 2018

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.