Tag Archive: global warming

Research brief: Measuring spread in spatio-temporal changes of ocean heat content estimates

November 24, 2021 12:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Measuring spread in spatio-temporal changes of ocean heat content estimates

90% of the heat trapped on Earth by anthropogenic greenhouse gasses is absorbed by the ocean, with the unfortunate by-product of thermosteric sea level rise - as the ocean warms, it expands. Therefore, it is essential that we can accurately measure how much heat the ocean is absorbing over time.

Research Brief: Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Weddell Gyre

November 1, 2021 4:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Research Brief: Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Weddell Gyre

The Weddell Gyre, located east of the Antarctic Peninsula, is one of the largest features of the ocean circulation of the Southern Hemisphere. A deeper understanding of the dynamics in this remote region will shed light on the role of the gyre in our present climate and help us understand its potential evolution with climate change.

Briefing note 16: What is left in the global carbon budget?

August 25, 2021 3:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 16: What is left in the global carbon budget?

The Paris Agreement requires countries to commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to ensure that the global average temperature remains well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. But how likely are we to meet these targets?

BOM03: realise added value of bias correction and downscaling methods on hydrological projections

August 23, 2021 11:35 am Published by Comments Off on BOM03: realise added value of bias correction and downscaling methods on hydrological projections

Hydrological impact studies analyse the effects of climate change on hydrological variables, such as changes in soil moisture, streamflow or hydrological extremes. This project aims to investigate the realised added value effect of model bias correction and downscaling methods on hydrological projections for Australia.

UMELB01: Visualising Victoria’s droughts

August 18, 2021 11:39 am Published by Comments Off on UMELB01: Visualising Victoria’s droughts

In this project you will be addressing the challenge of recurring droughts by helping us build a collection of data visualisations to tell the story of Victoria’s parched history. Your collection will help us understand these droughts were experienced by people across the state, and how our understanding of drought is changing as we move into a warmer world.

UTAS01: data collation of the climate-cooling gas dma in antarctic snow, sea ice and UNDERLYING sea water

August 18, 2021 9:29 am Published by Comments Off on UTAS01: data collation of the climate-cooling gas dma in antarctic snow, sea ice and UNDERLYING sea water

Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is a biogenic source of sulfate aerosol that influences the climate system by reducing solar radiation and altering cloud properties. Recent observations suggest that DMS may play a dominant role in the aerosol and cloud formation along the Antarctic coast where DMS is produced by marine microbes that reside on top, in, and under sea ice. However, the role of DMS remains unclear especially over the regional scale, partly due to the lack of compilation of DMS data.

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.

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.