Tag Archive: climate change

UNSW05: Quantification of Continental-Scale shifts in Extreme Precipitation Intensity Across the Globe

August 18, 2021 9:15 am Published by Comments Off on UNSW05: Quantification of Continental-Scale shifts in Extreme Precipitation Intensity Across the Globe

Due to the lack of appropriate historical datasets, quantification of shifts in global extreme precipitation intensity has not been possible so far. This project will use a recently developed long-term global dataset of daily precipitation alongside a dataset of global temperature changes to calculate the CC scaling for broad climatic regions across the globe.

UNSW04: IF It Rains Does It Pour? Understanding Concomitancy of Mean and Extreme Changes in Global Daily Precipitation

August 18, 2021 9:14 am Published by Comments Off on UNSW04: IF It Rains Does It Pour? Understanding Concomitancy of Mean and Extreme Changes in Global Daily Precipitation

Recent research has shown that mean (raining) and extreme (pouring) changes can align in some regions. This project will use a recently developed long-term global dataset of daily precipitation to answer why, how and where changes in mean frequency and intensity align with changes in extreme frequency and intensity of precipitation.

UNSW03: Quantifying Urban Climate Injustice in australian Cities

August 18, 2021 9:13 am Published by Comments Off on UNSW03: Quantifying Urban Climate Injustice in australian Cities

This project aims to quantify the disproportionate exposure to urban heat intensity across major Australian cities. Urban heat stress poses a major risk to the health and wellbeing of urban dwellers. Case studies of individual cities suggest that environmental stressors such as urban heat may be unequally distributed across income groups.

UNSW02: impact of carbon dioxide removal on the marine carbon cycle

August 18, 2021 9:12 am Published by Comments Off on UNSW02: impact of carbon dioxide removal on the marine carbon cycle

The student will work with climate model output from Earth System Models participating in the sixth round of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) to assess how a gradual decrease in atmospheric carbon dioxide impacts carbon uptake and storage in the global ocean. Together with a partner project this project will test the reversibility of carbon emissions in terms of the marine system.

UNSW01: response of the marine carbon cycle to a gradual increase in atmospheric carbon

August 18, 2021 9:06 am Published by Comments Off on UNSW01: response of the marine carbon cycle to a gradual increase in atmospheric carbon

In this project the student will work with model output from Earth System Models participating in the sixth round of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) to assess how a gradual increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide impacts carbon uptake and storage in the global ocean.

Zeb’s ABC challenge and the end of a PhD

August 15, 2021 10:55 am Published by Comments Off on Zeb’s ABC challenge and the end of a PhD

Zebedee Nicholls has now completed his PhD and has some very useful advice for those still going through the process. He also took part in a long-form multimedia article with the ABC, which was quite a different experience.

RP4 Ocean Extremes report – August 21

August 13, 2021 1:53 pm Published by Comments Off on RP4 Ocean Extremes report – August 21

The ocean extremes research program is underway with regular meetings, split between marine heatwaves meetings on the first Friday of the month and ocean biogeochemistry meetings every fortnight. We have also been engaging externally with industry stakeholders and our peer networks.

Research brief: Evapotranspiration shows an increasing trend since 1980

August 2, 2021 2:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Evapotranspiration shows an increasing trend since 1980

Climate change is affecting the amount of water evaporating (from soils and surfaces) and transpiring (evaporating through plant leaves) from the land surface. Trends derived from DOLCE V3 show clear increases in ET since 1980 over the majority of the Earth’s surface.

Briefing note 15: Can we limit global warming to 1.5C°?

July 28, 2021 2:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 15: Can we limit global warming to 1.5C°?

Irrespective of tipping points, climate change adaptation efforts will be less costly and disruptive to society – and will stand a better chance of success – if warming can be limited to 1.5°C rather than 2°C or higher. We therefore in no way advocate for policies that forgo pursuing the ambition to limit global warming to 1.5°C, regardless of whether that target remains feasible or not.