As well as winning a Pulitzer Prize, the RP2 team has been working closely on improving models, developed two new metrics and through studying marine heatwaves may have revealed a method of forecasting these heatwaves around Tasmania up to two years ahead.
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CLEX researchers and colleagues have highlighted the need for the development of systems to predict marine heatwaves, which are a growing threat to marine ecosystems and industries as the climate changes.
Tiny microbes at the base of the ocean food chain will be increasingly affected by marine heatwaves as the climate changes.
Marine heatwaves that impact southeast Australia could be forecast years in advance, with important implications for fisheries and the environment in this region
Research over the past few months has given the RP2 team significant insights into sudden stratospheric warming events, modelling of marine heatwaves, the impacts of transient warming, how drying tends influence heatwaves, and future energy use in cities as the globe warms.
In this work, CLEX researchers compared the performance of three ocean simulations – with low, medium and high resolutions – when representing marine heatwaves.
Extreme weather conditions and a changing climate are often recognised by their immediate effects. But as research coming out of the Heatwaves and Cold Air Outbreaks program has shown over the past four months, these events are often generated by distant influences and when they occur have further impact beyond their immediate vicinity.
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.
In this project we will look at one of the two following questions: Do marine heatwaves occur preferentially in certain seasons, and if so why? Do marine heatwaves produce a consistent response in ocean primary production?
Un nuevo estudio científico ha demostrado que la secuencia de eventos climáticos en Sudamérica en 2013/14 que incluyó sequía y olas de calor terrestres y marinas se originó a partir de un fenómeno climático en el lado opuesto del mundo –en el Océano Índico. Los resultados del estudio que fueron publicados en Nature Geoscience por un grupo internacional de científicos de la Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina en Brasil, del ARC Centro de Excelencia de Extremos Climáticos en Australia y... View Article