August 14, 2018 | Published by |

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Location: UNSW

Despite the fact that processes giving rise to El Nino and La Nina events occur in the tropical Pacific, these event can have global impact, affecting rainfall, temperatures, tropical cyclones, sea ice and ocean circulation in different regions. This is achieved through atmospheric or oceanic ‘teleconnections’.

Previous studies have also suggested that some remote impacts may be mediated by a combination of atmospheric and oceanic teleconnections.

This project will examine such ‘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.

Requirements: We are seeking an enthusiastic student with a background in physics, mathematics or climate science. This project will involve using large model and observational datasets and will require a background in either MATLAB or python. Some experience with linux is also desirable.

 

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