August 14, 2018 | Published by |

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Location: UNSW

Time: Any (summer/mid-term breaks, part-time)

The main tropical drivers of Southern Hemisphere climate variability are the El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Both phenomena involve localised heat sources which interact with the entire climate system in complex ways.

This project will use one or more simplified climate model(s) to investigate the importance of the tropical stratosphere in modulating the effects of ENSO and the MJO on Southern Hemisphere climate. It can either involve the actual model setup and running, model output analysis, the review of current scientific knowledge and hypotheses, or a combination of these.

 

If you are interested in this project, please fill out the application form.