Tag Archive: climate

New CLEX Engagement Prize

April 13, 2021 1:45 pm Published by Comments Off on New CLEX Engagement Prize

CLEX has introduced a new engagement prize for students and early career researchers on fixed contracts with the winner announced at the next annual workshop. The prize is for all forms of engagement but engagement outside the university sector and beyond our usual stakeholders will be considered particularly highly.

Research brief: How El Niños impact climate in the southwest Indian OCean

March 9, 2021 3:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: How El Niños impact climate in the southwest Indian OCean

El Niño effects are communicated to the Indian Ocean via both large‐scale atmospheric circulation changes over the southern tropical ocean basin and via disturbances to sea‐levels along the coast of Western Australia. CLEX researchers investigated these remote ENSO influences in a state‐of‐the‐art climate model.

Briefing note 11: Research on the Antarctic stratospheric polar vortex is important for Australia’s seasonal forecasts

April 7, 2020 2:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 11: Research on the Antarctic stratospheric polar vortex is important for Australia’s seasonal forecasts

Research has established a link between Antarctic stratospheric winds and an increased risk of weather conducive to bushfires from late spring to early summer. Further research on the relationship between winds and ozone in the Antarctic stratosphere could improve seasonal forecasts for Australia.

Research brief: Evaluating Himawari-8 cloud products

October 25, 2019 11:31 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Evaluating Himawari-8 cloud products

While the data from Himiwari-8 provides very useful data on clouds at relatively high resolution, researchers need to know if it produced any biases, particularly around cloud-top height and cloud-top temperature, whose roles are critical in shaping Earth’s climate. CLEX researchers and Australian colleagues compared the Himawari-8 data for both of these measures with existing datasets.

Research brief: Southern Ocean vortices are changing

October 22, 2019 2:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Southern Ocean vortices are changing

The energy of vortices in the Southern Ocean has increased over the past two decades due to an increase in the mean amplitude of the vortices rather than an increase in their number.

Research brief: Rescuing centuries-old meteorological measurements

October 21, 2019 12:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Rescuing centuries-old meteorological measurements

This paper documents the efforts of the international weather data rescue initiative ACRE, the International Surface Temperature Initiative and researchers that took part in workshops held in Bern, Switzerland, in June 2018 to rescue and digitize meteorological measurements taken prior to 1850 from around the world.

Research brief: How heat in the Indian Ocean moves between the ocean and atmosphere

September 6, 2019 2:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: How heat in the Indian Ocean moves between the ocean and atmosphere

In this study, CLEX researchers use two years of measurements from a flux mooring combined with satellite data and model outputs to understand the seasonal changes in air‐sea fluxes and the role of ocean currents in controlling ocean surface temperatures in the southeast Indian Ocean.

Postgraduate opportunities at the UNSW

August 14, 2019 1:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Postgraduate opportunities at the UNSW

The CLEX node at the University of NSW is offering several PhD scholarships on a competitive basis. Details of how to apply can be found on this page along with some example projects offered by our researchers.