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AMOS National Radar Workshop: From research to operations

November 12, 2019 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This year the annual radar workshop, hosted by Monash University and sponsored by Leonardo, is being held under the auspices of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) with support from the Bureau of Meteorology. Weather radar is increasingly established as a major component of a heterogeneous network of ground-based and satellite-based instruments supporting a wide range of applications such as hydrology, aviation and emergency services. The workshop will continue to promote the links between research and operations, aimed at... View Article

MON7: Reassessing the initiation and predictability of El Nino events

August 14, 2018 3:59 pm Published by Comments Off on MON7: Reassessing the initiation and predictability of El Nino events

Despite the improvement in our understanding, numerical models and observations, El Nino events have dramatic impacts on climate and extreme weather around the globe. This project will further study the nature of this stochastic forcing and its relationship to background SSTs.

MON6: Reconciling differences between satellite and observed ocean surface winds

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Satellites measure surface winds relative to the moving ocean surface, while ocean moorings measure absolute winds at that location. This project will make use of both measuring methods to better understand the role of surface currents in these differences and whether they can be reconciled.

MON5: Structure and development of Australian cold air outbreaks

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This project will see the student utilising methods previously applied to the investigation of heatwaves to improve our understanding of cold-air outbreaks over Australia, attempting to answer questions on the structure, development and termination of these events.

MON3: Impact of tropical sea surface temperatures on climate extremes in Australia

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The aim of this project is to gain a better understanding of the drivers of seasonal climate extremes over Australia, with a focus on the potential role of tropical ocean basins. The student researcher will use a range of observations and climate model outputs to examine the variability of extreme temperature and rainfall across Australia.

MON2: Lifecycles of hail storms on the east coast of Australia

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This project will investigate the lifecycle of hail storms through the application of a storm-tracking algorithm. Characteristics such as storm size, velocity, and intensity will be examined for severe hail storms and compared to those for non-severe storms.

MON1: Is tropical rainfall becoming more clustered?

August 14, 2018 3:04 pm Published by Comments Off on MON1: Is tropical rainfall becoming more clustered?

In this project, we will investigate the clustering of thunderstorms using satellite observations of rainfall in the tropics. In particular, we will examine the question of whether rainfall in the tropics is becoming more clustered, and what effect this may have on heavy precipitation now and into the future. 

Special guests at our official launch: (left to right) CEO Australian of Australian Research Council Prof Sue Thomas, Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, The Hon. Craig Laundy MP, CLEX Director Prof Andy Pitman, University of New South Wales President and Vice Chancellor Prof Ian Jacobs; and UNSW Dean of Science Prof Emma Johnston.

CLEX officially launched at UNSW

April 12, 2018 7:56 am Published by Comments Off on CLEX officially launched at UNSW

The Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes was officially launched on Tuesday, April 10, at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) by the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, The Hon. Craig Laundy MP.