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Research brief: Marine heatwaves increase around Tasmania

April 30, 2018 1:59 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Marine heatwaves increase around Tasmania

Centre of Excellence researchers have identified 12 marine heatwave types off the east coast of Tasmania, a location recognised as a global warming hotspot. Here the average sea surface temperatures here have been rising at four times the global average and trends in marine heatwaves are showing significant increases in number.

Hotter, longer, more frequent – marine heatwaves on the rise

April 9, 2018 6:30 am Published by 1 Comment

An international study in Nature Communications co-authored by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) reveals globally marine heatwaves have increased over the past century in number, length and intensity as a direct result of warming oceans.