Tag Archive: NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub

Briefing note 14: The latest global climate models present challenges for generating climate projections

June 23, 2021 10:41 am Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 14: The latest global climate models present challenges for generating climate projections

Climate sensitivity describes how sensitive the Earth’s temperature is to a doubling of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. One measure of climate sensitivity for projections of future climate is the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS). ECS is the increase in the global average temperature between the pre-industrial era and a future doubled carbon dioxide climate once equilibrium of the climate has been reached.

RP2 Heatwaves & cold Air Outbreaks – December 2020

December 12, 2020 4:43 pm Published by Comments Off on RP2 Heatwaves & cold Air Outbreaks – December 2020

The past four months have seen the Heatwaves and Cold Air Outbreaks research program focus very much on improving our capacity to understand and help others in research and industry get an insight into the impact of extreme heat events.

Briefing note 12: How sensitive is the Earth’s temperature to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

November 19, 2020 1:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 12: How sensitive is the Earth’s temperature to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

A landmark new international review of climate sensitivity led by ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes researcher Prof Steven Sherwood has reduced the uncertainty in Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity. Estimates of likely values now vary by less than a factor of two. The new assessment concludes that the climate is more sensitive to atmospheric carbon dioxide than some previous estimates.

Demonstrating a sovereign climate risk capability

October 9, 2020 11:53 am Published by Comments Off on Demonstrating a sovereign climate risk capability

PhD student Charuni Pathmeswaran was invited as a climate scientist to take part in a young professionals’ event organized by the NESP Earth Systems and Climate and Change (ESCC) Hub and jointly hosted by the Actuaries Institute and Engineers Australia.