Tag Archive: Linden Ashcroft

How my CLEX Undergraduate Scholarship set me up for success

September 22, 2021 8:49 am Published by Comments Off on How my CLEX Undergraduate Scholarship set me up for success

Mathilde Ritman describes her journey as a second-year undergraduate student into a CLEX research project with Linden Ashcroft. It led to a publication, a massive learning curve in coding, stints with the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, and opened a path to a career in climate science.

Research brief: Revisiting the 1888 Centennial Drought

January 12, 2021 11:27 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Revisiting the 1888 Centennial Drought

To shed more light on short droughts of the past, CLEX researchers took advantage of a newly released dataset from the Bureau of Meteorology to re-examine the infamous Centennial Drought of 1888. Using the new dataset along with historical station data, they analysed monthly rainfall variability across south eastern Australia throughout 1888.

Knowledge Brokerage Team Report – April 2020

April 1, 2020 5:00 am Published by Comments Off on Knowledge Brokerage Team Report – April 2020

The Knowledge Brokerage Team had a very successful outing as part of AMOS with its involvement in the Climate Across the Curriculum workshop. Lesson plans are now in train working with teachers and other experts.

RP3: Drought report, December 2019

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The drought program explains what is unusual about the current drought in Australia and in examining flaws in the Aridity Index explores how drought may change in the future.

Effective STEMM Communication Workshop

October 30, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Computational Biology Research Initiative (CBRI) and Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies (CPTT) invite University of Melbourne HDR students to register for this Science Communication Workshop. This event is open to University of Melbourne HDR students (PhD, masters) and ECRs (within 3 years of graduation). Hear from experts in scientific communication, and participate in group activities to develop your skills. Attendees will hear from two guest speakers, who will mentor them during the group activities. We are delighted that our... View Article

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.

RP3 Drought report – August 2019

August 1, 2019 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on RP3 Drought report – August 2019

As this newsletter goes to press, Bureau of Meteorology rainfall records show most of NSW and substantial parts of south-west Queensland remain in drought. Beyond the immediate agricultural, hydrologic and ecologic impacts, many small rural towns are starting to run out of water.

Media communications report – August 2018

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The past four months have seen a lot of activity around workshops, the continuing submission of research briefs (which allows us to post about the research on social media), plenty of classic traditional media activity and a new social media account.