Understanding what causes droughts and what brings about their conclusion is key work in a dry continent like Australia. Often, we use computer models and modern observations to reach our conclusions but sometimes the clues to these questions can be uncovered in the past.
Tag Archive: hydrology
DELWP’s Hydrology and Climate Science Team would like to invite you to the: Water and Climate Science Day Research presentations from the Victorian Water and Climate Initiative Tuesday October 29th 10:00am – 4:00pm Melbourne Museum This is a unique opportunity to hear from leading researches on the impact of climate and climate change on Victoria’s water resources. Speakers from CSIRO, BOM and the University of Melbourne will be addressing some of the big questions! What can palaeoclimate reconstructions tell us about... View Article
Melbourne launch of the new La Trobe Asia Brief. About this Event The snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas are instantly recognisable, but the critical role these mountains play in Asia’s climate, hydrology, ecology and geopolitics is mostly underplayed. Despite this importance, or perhaps because of them, there are a number of threats to the environment, many of which intersect, and the Himalayas will need careful management and thoughtful intervention if they are to survive both as a natural environment and... View Article
The aim of this student project is to investigate the effect of bias correction and downscaling methods on hydrological projections for Australia.
Hydrological extremes by their very nature are rare events and require careful use of statistical methods to ensure robust and reliable predictions. Talk summary Hydrological extremes by their very nature are rare events and require careful use of statistical methods to ensure robust and reliable predictions. This presentation focuses on two case studies of the application of statistical methods in hydrological engineering. The first example is the use of discrete wavelet transforms to better understand the drivers of multi-year droughts... View Article
New research in Nature Climate Change suggests droughts may not increase as a result of climate change. This finding resulted from researchers investigating an apparent climate model contradiction that saw climate change projections of the 21st Century produce increased droughts along with more run-off and a greening of the landscape
In a major achievement, a version of the Australian community land model is now running in the ACCESS modelling system. This version includes the science advances led by Mark Decker around hydrology and soil evaporation, and the science advances led by Martin de Kauwe and Jatin Kala. It also includes major bug fixes identified by collaborators in the UK, and by colleagues in CSIRO. For the first time, we have a version of the Australian community land model coupled with an up to date version of the UK Meteorological Office’s atmosphere model.