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Briefing note 17: Could understanding the Indian Ocean improve climate predictions for Australia?

October 25, 2021 7:32 am Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 17: Could understanding the Indian Ocean improve climate predictions for Australia?

You may have heard about the influence of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the tropical Pacific Ocean on Australia’s climate and how forecasts of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) help to give warnings of flood, drought and bushfire risk in Australia months in advance… but what about the tropical Indian Ocean?

Research brief: How the IOD Changes with global warming

May 5, 2020 9:17 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: How the IOD Changes with global warming

All data sources agree that positive IOD events are becoming stronger and occur more often and that the mean-state of the Indian Ocean is moving towards a more positive IOD-like state due to enhanced warming in the west compared to the east.