Tag Archive: Sudden stratospheric warming

RP1 Weather & Climate Interactions Report – August 2021

August 13, 2021 2:24 pm Published by Comments Off on RP1 Weather & Climate Interactions Report – August 2021

The Weather and Climate Interactions Research Program is now bedded down, and work is beginning apace. We have also started to see our researchers bring their expertise to a range of stakeholders, peer networks, and the broader community.

Research brief: The rare event that amplified the dry Australian spring of 2019 is unlikely to happen again

May 27, 2021 12:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: The rare event that amplified the dry Australian spring of 2019 is unlikely to happen again

An unusual southern stratospheric warming event amplified the conditions that led to the Black Summer bushfires of 2019/20. CLEX researchers explored how frequently these rare warming events may occur with climate change.

Briefing note 11: Research on the Antarctic stratospheric polar vortex is important for Australia’s seasonal forecasts

April 7, 2020 2:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 11: Research on the Antarctic stratospheric polar vortex is important for Australia’s seasonal forecasts

Research has established a link between Antarctic stratospheric winds and an increased risk of weather conducive to bushfires from late spring to early summer. Further research on the relationship between winds and ozone in the Antarctic stratosphere could improve seasonal forecasts for Australia.

RP2: Heatwaves and Cold Air Outbreaks – April 2020

April 1, 2020 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on RP2: Heatwaves and Cold Air Outbreaks – April 2020

Research over the past few months has given the RP2 team significant insights into sudden stratospheric warming events, modelling of marine heatwaves, the impacts of transient warming, how drying tends influence heatwaves, and future energy use in cities as the globe warms.