To better understand the implications of the latest climate science for Tasmania, this brief combines information from the IPCC AR6 WG1 report, with regional assessments that contributed to the UTAS Blueprint for a climate-positive Tasmania, and expertise from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX). The regional information is based on Tasmania-specific downscaled modelling undertaken by Climate Futures for Tasmania.
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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.
CLEX researchers investigate the mysterious annual mid-summer drought that occurs in Central America and Mexico, and find a range of regional influences that alter its timing and characteristics.
CLEX researchers find the inclusion of upper South Pacific Ocean variability significantly improved the predictions of ENSO and PDO modes in simple linear inverse models.
Marine heatwaves that impact southeast Australia could be forecast years in advance, with important implications for fisheries and the environment in this region
In this work, CLEX researchers compared the performance of three ocean simulations – with low, medium and high resolutions – when representing marine heatwaves.
An international team, led by Australian researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic (IMAS) studies, have published in Nature Communications the first global assessment of the major drivers of marine heatwaves.
Project: To investigate rapid shallow-water/coastal marine cooling events characterised by sudden transitions from marine heatwave to marine cold spell conditions, and the risk likelihood to vulnerable fish species.
Research brief: New method produces more precise and complete representation of wave climate variabilityMay 8, 2019 1:23 pm Comments Off on Research brief: New method produces more precise and complete representation of wave climate variability
CLEX researchers present a new method to examine seasonal variations in the global wave climate that accounts for the full directional wave spectra and includes wave systems with different frequencies and directions separately.
The increase in frequency and intensity of ocean heatwaves over the past 30 years has had profound impacts on certain marine ecosystems and significantly impacted the industries that depend on them. According to new research in Nature Climate Change, marine heatwaves are now a clear and present threat to global biodiversity.