Variability in urban land-use results in microclimatic variability across a city that is not picked up by government weather station networks. Crowdsourced weather stations can fill these gaps.
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At the time of writing, four of our five nodes are in lockdown. In the meantime, we have refreshed the researcher development program, postponed our winter school (again) but still created a range of engaging sessions and workshops for students and ECRs.
Julie Potgieter was looking for a better way to explore potential careers when an e-mail came through about working on a climate-related research project for undergraduate students. She jumped at the opportunity and was fortunate enough to be accepted into the program.
The cross-institutional, collaborative nature of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence has allowed a re-imagining of the Australian PhD experience. Here we outline the steps the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes has taken to support our graduate students during COVID.
CLEX researchers and colleagues have developed a new six-dimensional semantic space to describe sensations and comfort outdoors.
Melissa Hart discusses how the Centre is doing its best to navigate the COVID crisis with virtual lunches, an online winter school, and the lines of support. Harry the cat also puts in an appearance, of course.
This study aims to evaluate the air temperature data crowdsourced from such sensing units, Netatmo’ citizen weather stations (CWS), used at multiple locations around Sydney area and analyse its application for monitoring the urban climate in this region.
Climate change will affect prescribed burning days in the future. Unexpectedly, it is not all bad news, but as the coming century progresses there are definitely changes ahead for our firefighters in Australia when it comes to preparing for a fire season, especially along the east coast of Australia.
This work describes a new cross-scale modelling framework for urban environments and applies it to calculate how electricity and gas demand will change under future climate change and air conditioner (AC) ownership scenarios.
CLEX Graduate Director Melissa Hart summarises the resources and opportunities we have available via our researcher development program.