This project will focus on the connection between conceptual climate models and high resolution general circulation models (GCMs). The student will analyse simplified models that represent teleconnection behaviour and calibrate them to reflect the settings of a GCM. The student will also have access to high dimensional GCM output and can compare an ensemble of “real-world” simulations to the behaviour of the conceptual model using statistical methods.
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What would happen if we suddenly warmed the entire ocean at the sea-surface? Would suddenly cooling it down cause an equal and opposite response? Using ocean climate models we have carried out these and many more extreme experiments. The student will explore the asymmetric and often surprising behaviour of the ocean.
In this project, you will use unique data collected during the Antarctic winter to understand the interactions between PSCs, the tropopause, and very cold cirrus clouds which are present in the upper troposphere. You will also determine how small-scale changes in stratospheric winds influence the occurrence, composition and brightness of PSCs.
This project will explore the potential for developing site-based and event-based extreme weather indices for parametric crop insurance using reanalyses of atmospheric climate variables.
In this project, the selected student will use the satellite-based data obtained from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) to give an overall comparison of the sea ice variations in Arctic and Antarctic during the recent decades.
In her first blog Kim Reid looks at a small part of the future of science. Multimedia figures, technology and open access journals may provide a glimpse of what is to come.
How does the connection between Antarctica and Australia change over time? This project will help us understand Australia’s long term climate history and the range of extreme rainfall Australia experiences by exploring this connection.
This research aims to explore subtropical mode water in the South Atlantic and investigate the physical processes behind its formation and variability.
This project will use output from a large ensemble of state-of-the-art climate models to examine changes to the Indian Ocean circulation and how it links to changes projected for the Pacific and Atlantic basins and surface winds.
Convective vertical velocity is crucial for understanding cloud-precipitation systems, yet direct observations of convective vertical velocity are currently limited. In this project, you will estimate convective cloud top vertical velocity using Himawari-8/9 satellite data available at 2 km resolution every 10 minutes over Northern Australia since July 2015.