Tag Archive: climate model

Research brief: Marine heatwaves increase around Tasmania

April 30, 2018 1:59 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Marine heatwaves increase around Tasmania

Centre of Excellence researchers have identified 12 marine heatwave types off the east coast of Tasmania, a location recognised as a global warming hotspot. Here the average sea surface temperatures here have been rising at four times the global average and trends in marine heatwaves are showing significant increases in number.

Research brief: New research rewrites Southern Ocean mixing calculations

April 26, 2018 11:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: New research rewrites Southern Ocean mixing calculations

World-first modelling research– which used several million CPU hours in Australia’s fastest supercomputer, Raijin, and ran calculations non-stop for over a year – has revealed the Southern Ocean mixes water between the depths and surface far more easily than previously thought.

Hotter, longer, more frequent – marine heatwaves on the rise

April 9, 2018 6:30 am Published by 1 Comment

An international study in Nature Communications co-authored by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) reveals globally marine heatwaves have increased over the past century in number, length and intensity as a direct result of warming oceans.

RP2 Heatwaves and cold air outbreaks report – April 2018

March 30, 2018 6:05 am Published by Comments Off on RP2 Heatwaves and cold air outbreaks report – April 2018

At this early stage in the research program, we have already seen significant progress on understanding how well temperature extremes can be simulated with CABLE coupled to the ACCESS system. Coupling has been improved and we have identified possible causes for the tendency for the model temperature to overstate extremes. This model focus will continue to be a priority in the early part of 2018. The team has also identified specific continental heatwaves for initial investigation.

How climate models work

December 23, 2017 10:50 am Published by Comments Off on How climate models work

CLEX Chief Investigator Prof Christian Jakob at a recent Monash University STEM talk takes his audience ​into the world of climate models. It’s a talk that looks under the hood to see what powers modern climate models.