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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Tiny microbes at the base of the ocean food chain will be increasingly affected by marine heatwaves as the climate changes.
Zanna Chase, Andrew Bowie, Pete Strutton (University of Tasmania). GRANT seminar – Dust to the ocean: Does it really increase productivity? This project investigates the relationship between dust deposition and marine productivity. We will quantify dust deposition to the ocean and its chemical and ecological impact by using new geochemical techniques and novel approaches with autonomous ocean sensors. Expected outcomes include improved estimates of dust deposition to the ocean and the development of globally-applicable methods for quantifying the link between... View Article
The RV Investigator returned to Hobart after a 32-day voyage to map a meander of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) Polar Front. Onboard were 11 CLEX students and postdocs; three international students; a film maker and visual artist; and collaborators from CSIRO, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.