November 24, 2021 2:02 pm
This paper focuses on a case study to provide a methodology for how the costs associated with an extreme weather event may be shared between citizens and envisage how such a system could look in future.
November 24, 2021 12:09 pm
90% of the heat trapped on Earth by anthropogenic greenhouse gasses is absorbed by the ocean, with the unfortunate by-product of thermosteric sea level rise - as the ocean warms, it expands. Therefore, it is essential that we can accurately measure how much heat the ocean is absorbing over time.
July 19, 2021 1:35 pm
Anthropogenic climate change has been most clearly observed in the world's midlatitude regions. The limited number of observations for the Southern Hemisphere has prevented the development of a long-term understanding of these changes. This project aims to fill this critical gap by examining daily changes in Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation back to 1830. To do this, the project will build on recently recovered daily instrumental weather observations for southern Australia.
August 6, 2020 3:47 pm
In this project you will investigate the competing effects the Antarctic ozone hole and increasing greenhouse gases have on the Australian summer season rainfall, using the latest climate models. These are now available on the National Computing Infrastructure (NCI) supercomputer and are being used as input into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report.
August 6, 2020 1:47 pm
This project will focus on the connection between conceptual climate models and high resolution general circulation models (GCMs). The student will analyse simplified models that represent teleconnection behaviour and calibrate them to reflect the settings of a GCM. The student will also have access to high dimensional GCM output and can compare an ensemble of “real-world” simulations to the behaviour of the conceptual model using statistical methods.
August 6, 2020 1:26 pm
This project will assess how precipitation projections for Australia from global and regional models scale using the latest start-of-the-art regional and global climate models.
July 15, 2019 1:00 am
This project will use output from state-of-the-art climate simulations of the Last Millennium (850–2005 CE) to explore the long-term variability of an Australian climate driver of the student’s choice. The student will explore the natural variability of that driver to determine its long-term context, and compare with palaeoclimate reconstructions (proxies) where possible.