Tag Archive: Teleconnections

Research brief: How ENSO affects the North Atlantic

July 14, 2021 1:23 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: How ENSO affects the North Atlantic

In this study, CLEX researchers and colleagues showed that the North Atlantic sea-surface temperature response to ENSO is nonlinear with respect to the strength of the sea-surface temperature forcing in the tropical Pacific.

Research brief: What drives extreme heat events in spring?

March 9, 2021 3:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: What drives extreme heat events in spring?

Maximum temperatures in Australia during spring have exceeded historic records on multiple occasions in recent years. Understanding what drives these high temperatures may lead to better forecasts of extreme heat in the future.

Research brief: Indian Ocean played key role in rapid 2016 Antarctic ice decline

June 27, 2019 11:17 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Indian Ocean played key role in rapid 2016 Antarctic ice decline

Antarctic sea ice had been growing in area since 1979, despite the influence of global warming. Then unexpectedly in the austral spring of 2016, there was a rapid decline. CLEX researchers used multiple runs of a coupled ocean-atmosphere climate model to investigate whether these distant influences played a role and, if so, the level of the contribution to the sea-ice decline.

Research brief: New statistical method identifies robust reconstructions of past ENSO events

May 13, 2019 2:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: New statistical method identifies robust reconstructions of past ENSO events

This study employs a new statistical approach to reconstructing ENSO which enables researchers to identify times in the past when palaeo-ENSO reconstructions are most robust. They found that ENSO reconstructions are most reliable from 1580-1700, and from 1825 to present.

Briefing Note 004: Future weather and climate extreme events

February 13, 2019 3:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing Note 004: Future weather and climate extreme events

Weather and climate extremes occur on a wide range of time and space scales. Weather extremes occur on shorter timescales and are regionally or locally specific while climate extremes tend to be on longer timescales and can impact a region through to the whole globe. This note provides a statement on what we know about how weather and climate extremes might change in the future.

UNSW2: Mixed teleconnection – complex pathways linking ENSO to remote parts of the world

August 14, 2018 4:39 pm Published by Comments Off on UNSW2: Mixed teleconnection – complex pathways linking ENSO to remote parts of the world

This project will examine ‘mixed teleconnections’ using coupled climate models. In particular, we will examine how El Nino and La Nina events can affect western boundary currents in the Pacific and Indian basin. It will involve using large model and observational datasets and require a background in either MATLAB or python. Some experience with linux is desirable.