Climate change will affect prescribed burning days in the future. Unexpectedly, it is not all bad news, but as the coming century progresses there are definitely changes ahead for our firefighters in Australia when it comes to preparing for a fire season, especially along the east coast of Australia.
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This project seeks to better understand the changing nature of Australian droughts by synthesising satellite and ground observations in combination with state-of-the-art climate model projections.
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.
In this project, the student will learn more about the effects of the Millennium drought on the surface energy budget, particularly on the ratio of sensible heat flux to latent heat flux (i.e. SH/LH).
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on a new ARC-funded project exploring how vulnerable Australia’s eucalypts are to future droughts. This project will combine data-synthesis, experimental manipulation and modelling to deliver new process-orientated insight into the response of eucalyptus trees to projected changes in the frequency, magnitude and duration of future droughts across Australia.
PhD Opportunity: Unravelling the representation of realistic urban neighbourhoods in large scale climate modellingApril 29, 2019 10:22 am Comments Off on PhD Opportunity: Unravelling the representation of realistic urban neighbourhoods in large scale climate modelling
This project will apply state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of microscale urban flow such as large eddy simulations to develop a 1-D (multi-layer) model of turbulent flow with detailed parameterisation regarding the role of geometry; surface heating and material; and vegetation.
PhD Opportunity: Unravelling the role of lags and legacies in explaining the response of grasslands to elevated CO2February 18, 2019 3:40 pm Comments Off on PhD Opportunity: Unravelling the role of lags and legacies in explaining the response of grasslands to elevated CO2
This PhD project will apply a state of the art, hierarchical Bayesian modelling framework to determine how past climatic conditions influence current responses to high CO2concentrations.
In the second of his two talks at CCRC, Thomas will present his work on incorporating climate tipping points into dynamic integrated assessment models. The focus will be on calibrating properties of individual tipping elements and on the Markovian formulation of their dynamic processes. Thomas will present how risks of triggering tipping processes are managed optimally and discuss the implications for climate policy. Brief Biography: Thomas studied Economics at the University of Maastricht and the University of California, San Diego. He Holds a doctorate in Economics from... View Article