Tag Archive: sea-level rise

The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: What does it mean for Tasmania?

September 7, 2021 12:17 pm Published by Comments Off on The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: What does it mean for Tasmania?

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. 

Recent and ongoing global and regional sea-level change: What, why, and future Implications?

March 12, 2020 1:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

John Church (CCRC/UNSW) Climate change has become one of the most important economic, environmental and social challenges of the 21st century, with sea-level rise a key aspect. Today, the order of 100 million people live within a metre of high tide level, and more people are moving towards the coast in both the developed and developing world. Historical and paleo observations, the advent of modern satellite and in situ ocean, cryosphere and climate observing systems and the development of improved... View Article

Search for the golden coral

December 7, 2018 4:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Search for the golden coral

PhD student Jess Hargreaves along with chief investigator Nerilie Abram travelled to Christmas Island to retrieve coral cores that contained more than 200-years worth of detail on sea-levels and rainfall.

UNSW14: Impacts of Southern Ocean warming on global sea-level rise

August 14, 2018 6:25 pm Published by Comments Off on UNSW14: Impacts of Southern Ocean warming on global sea-level rise

In this project the vacation scholar will use models, observations and theory to better understand the processes driving ocean heat uptake in the Southern Ocean, with particular applications to sea-level rise.

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict

July 9, 2018 10:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Global warming may be twice what climate models predict

Past observations suggest future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and sea levels may rise 6m at 2°C.