Tag Archive: Bureau of Meteorology

PhD opportunities in climate extremes and high impact weather

June 1, 2020 10:58 am Published by Comments Off on PhD opportunities in climate extremes and high impact weather

PhD opportunities are now available to work on projects jointly supervised across the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and Bureau of Meteorology. Candidates will be enrolled in one of the CLEX universities and spend significant time at the Bureau of Meteorology. This will allow the student to experience both the University academic and the publicly funded research agency environment.

Research on the Antarctic stratospheric polar vortex is important for Australia’s seasonal forecasts

April 7, 2020 2:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Research on the Antarctic stratospheric polar vortex is important for Australia’s seasonal forecasts

Research has established a link between Antarctic stratospheric winds and an increased risk of weather conducive to bushfires from late spring to early summer. Further research on the relationship between winds and ozone in the Antarctic stratosphere could improve seasonal forecasts for Australia.

CMS report: December 2019

December 7, 2019 3:00 am Published by Comments Off on CMS report: December 2019

The CMS team took part in the Australasian Leadership Computing Symposium, are preparing a grand computing challenge for the new supercomputer Gadi, have made available a CMIP6 dataset, and is in the process of porting models from Raijin.

2℃ of global warming would put pressure on Melbourne’s water supply

September 2, 2019 3:37 pm Published by Comments Off on 2℃ of global warming would put pressure on Melbourne’s water supply

Melbourne’s existing water supplies may face pressure if global warming hits the 2℃ level. The effects of drying and warming in southern Australia are expected to reduce natural water supplies. If we overshoot 2℃ of warming, even the desalination plant might not provide enough drinking water to a growing population.

A short history of COSIMA

August 3, 2019 4:43 pm Published by Comments Off on A short history of COSIMA

The seven-year funding for Centres of Excellence ostensibly supports focused research across existing scientific communities but, as the Consortium for Ocean-Sea Ice Modelling in Australia (COSIMA) shows, it can also help create entirely new scientific communities in a specific research area.

RP3 Drought report – August 2019

August 1, 2019 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on RP3 Drought report – August 2019

As this newsletter goes to press, Bureau of Meteorology rainfall records show most of NSW and substantial parts of south-west Queensland remain in drought. Beyond the immediate agricultural, hydrologic and ecologic impacts, many small rural towns are starting to run out of water.

BoM01: Changes in hydrological extremes across Australia under future climate change

July 16, 2019 1:00 am Published by Comments Off on BoM01: Changes in hydrological extremes across Australia under future climate change

The aim of this student project is to investigate the impacts of climate change on hydrological extremes, such as high runoff events, hydrological or agricultural drought. It uses outputs of the AWRA-L hydrological model, which underpins the BoM's Australian Landscape Water Balance website.

New dataset reveals key to Townsville flood disaster

June 5, 2019 1:32 pm Published by Comments Off on New dataset reveals key to Townsville flood disaster

CLEX researchers with the Bureau of Meteorology have created a new 20-year-long regularly updated precipitation dataset for Australia using 50 radar sites. This will allow researchers to examine the climatology of extreme events, follow cloud processes, estimate hail size, determine cloud top height and much more.

Workshop: The science of multi-year drought in Australia

March 18, 2019 9:27 am Published by Comments Off on Workshop: The science of multi-year drought in Australia

A successful workshop on the science of multi-year drought was recently held at Monash University in Melbourne, where 50 experts from Australia, and small number of experts from the UK and the US, met to discuss what we know about the science of these droughts in Australia.