Tag Archive: climate change

Research brief: How to avoid overconfidence in climate model ensembles

January 30, 2019 3:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: How to avoid overconfidence in climate model ensembles

In this review paper, researchers contextualise the broad and seemingly disparate range of attempts to define and address model dependence within climate model ensembles, and offer concrete advice on how best to avoid overconfidence.

Research brief: Drought not an automatic result of climate change

December 18, 2018 11:26 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Drought not an automatic result of climate change

New research in Nature Climate Change suggests droughts may not increase as a result of climate change. This finding resulted from researchers investigating an apparent climate model contradiction that saw climate change projections of the 21st Century produce increased droughts along with more run-off and a greening of the landscape

Search for the golden coral

December 7, 2018 4:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Search for the golden coral

PhD student Jess Hargreaves along with chief investigator Nerilie Abram travelled to Christmas Island to retrieve coral cores that contained more than 200-years worth of detail on sea-levels and rainfall.

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).

RP4 Climate variability and teleconnections report: December 18

November 30, 2018 12:57 pm Published by Comments Off on RP4 Climate variability and teleconnections report: December 18

It has been a very active time for the Climate Variability and Teleconnections Research Program in terms of research and engagement activities right across the team, including two expeditions - one drilling coral cores in the tropics and another going south to the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

A voyage on RV Investigator – Training observers of the deep ocean

November 27, 2018 4:07 pm Published by Comments Off on A voyage on RV Investigator – Training observers of the deep ocean

The RV Investigator returned to Hobart after a 32-day voyage to map a meander of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) Polar Front. Onboard were 11 CLEX students and postdocs; three international students; a film maker and visual artist; and collaborators from CSIRO, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.