Tag Archive: Bureau of Meteorology

Using knowledge exchange and co-production to meet Australia’s climate challenges

December 6, 2018 10:11 am Published by Comments Off on Using knowledge exchange and co-production to meet Australia’s climate challenges

The Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub is now reaching middle age (but no midlife crisis in sight). Since its inception in 2015, the Hub has worked to build a collaborative community among its partner organisations; the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Australian universities including the University of NSW, ANU, Monash University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Tasmania (all involved in CLEX).

It’s raining useful data with new WeatheX mobile app

December 5, 2018 2:17 pm Published by Comments Off on It’s raining useful data with new WeatheX mobile app

The new WeatheX mobile app takes crowd-sourced observations of wind, hail, flooding and tornadoes. The information gathered from these citizen scientists then goes through a manual quality control process and is stored in a database.

RP1 Extreme Rainfall report: December 2018

December 4, 2018 3:31 pm Published by Comments Off on RP1 Extreme Rainfall report: December 2018

A range of international workshops, a new citizen science app and some significant research has made the past four months a busy time for the Extreme Rainfall research program.

WeatheX reports: Brisbane Storms Sunday October 21

October 23, 2018 5:10 pm Published by Comments Off on WeatheX reports: Brisbane Storms Sunday October 21

Severe thunderstorms across Queensland on Sunday, October 21, provided the first opportunity for citizen scientists to report severe weather using the WeatheX app.

Extreme Rainfall RP workshop, October 4, 2018

October 5, 2018 2:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Extreme Rainfall RP workshop, October 4, 2018

The Extreme Rainfall Research Program of the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) held a workshop on October 4 at the University of New South Wales (Sydney). There were 30 participants representing the CLEX nodes, Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and National Centre for Atmospheric Research.

UMELB1: A historical analysis of Australian climate extremes (based at UMelb/BoM)

August 14, 2018 4:22 pm Published by Comments Off on UMELB1: A historical analysis of Australian climate extremes (based at UMelb/BoM)

This project provides an exciting opportunity to develop the longest homogenised daily climate record for Perth using newly digitised observations beginning in 1830. The project will involve working with BoM staff to conduct state-of-the-art quality control measures on the new historical observations to allow a reliable, long-term analysis of extremes and their possible dynamical causes.

MON2: Lifecycles of hail storms on the east coast of Australia

August 14, 2018 3:21 pm Published by Comments Off on MON2: Lifecycles of hail storms on the east coast of Australia

This project will investigate the lifecycle of hail storms through the application of a storm-tracking algorithm. Characteristics such as storm size, velocity, and intensity will be examined for severe hail storms and compared to those for non-severe storms.

BoM1: Is Australia’s rainfall variability changing?

August 14, 2018 2:49 pm Published by Comments Off on BoM1: Is Australia’s rainfall variability changing?

The associations between rainfall variability, ENSO and temperature appeared to be stationary early in the record, but there was a hint that there was some evidence of a shift in the late 1990s. Has that shift continued? Alternatively, have the rainfall variance characteristics returned to what was observed earlier in the record? This project will use the latest observed datasets to explore these questions.

BoM internship may help decide my future career

August 3, 2018 10:36 am Published by Comments Off on BoM internship may help decide my future career

As the end of his masters degree approaches, Ewan Short is at a career crossroads. He studied meteorology, and his main choice is whether to pursue a career as an operational forecaster with the Bureau of Meteorology, or do a PhD. An internship with the Bureau of Meteorology was a step on the way to making that decision.