The aim of this project is to investigate the effect of compound hot and dry events on agricultural production in Australia, and to assess the predictability of yield losses due to compound events using seasonal climate and hydrological forecasts. The outcome of the project may inform the development of seasonal forecasts of hydro-climatic risk indicators for agricultural production in Australia.
Tag Archive: extremes
In a recent CLEX study, published in Climatic Change, researchers discuss the choices taken at each step, which may affect the final outcome and usefulness of extreme event attribution analyses.
CLEX researchers have constructed the oldest daily historical climate dataset for Perth, southwestern Australia, to provide an extended record for analysing pre‐industrial climate variability and extremes for the region.
New research suggests that increasing spatial resolution alone is not sufficient to obtain a systematic improvement in the simulation of precipitation extremes, and other improvements (e.g. physics, tuning) may be required.
This study looks at data-sharing issues and outlines the history of the rationale and use of indices, the types of indices that are frequently used and the advantages and pitfalls in analysing them.
Forecasting El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, and anticipating how they may change with global warming remains a significant challenge for climate researchers. An ENSO complexity workshop held in November 2017 produced a follow-up paper summarising what we know about ENSO and its predictability.
UNSW15: Does the frequency, intensity or duration of heatwaves and droughts affect how people vote in elections?August 14, 2018 6:27 pm Comments Off on UNSW15: Does the frequency, intensity or duration of heatwaves and droughts affect how people vote in elections?
Using France as a case study, this project aims to create a climatology of heatwaves and droughts to investigate possible connections with voting patterns. The ultimate goal would be to help predict voting patterns in the future and to see whether the techniques could be applied more widely to other countries.
The past four months since out last newsletter has been tightly packed with the official launch of CLEX, the legacy event for ARCCSS and an acceleration in important research across all of our programs.
This is a three-year postdoctoral position focused on high-resolution modelling of extreme rainfall associated with organised convective storms.
This study highlights the importance of simulating global and regional warming responses correctly, to enable more accurate estimates of how the occurrence probability of climate extremes may change in a warming climate.