A list of useful resources/links
Please let Graduate Director- Melissa Hart know if there is anything you think should be added to this page.
Email lists in the climate sciences
Job ads in meteorology, oceanography and climatology, includes postgraduate/postdoc and summer/winter school opportunities.
Disseminates notices regarding conferences and workshops, data availability, calls for papers, positions available, as well as requests for information.
A list for paleoclimatic researchers and scientists to discuss paleoclimate-related research.
Provides information on funding and training opportunites in the Australian Academy of Science.
Academic/Professional Societies you should consider joining
Most societies have discounted, or even free, memberships for students.
Events aimed at graduate students
A climate science research conference organized by graduate students for graduate students. An annual event that rotates between the University of Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
A wiki space for CoE students to share information and resources. Access is restricted to current CoE students.
DISCCRS- DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch
Connects young researchers across multiple disciplines working in climate change.
An intro to basic UNIX commands by CMS team member Scott Wales.
A free on-line book on Python for new users, tailored to the atmospheric and ocean sciences.
A blog and e-mail list for users of Python in the atmospheric and ocean sciences.
An online Python tutorial.
A guide to provide both novice and expert Python developers a best-practice handbook to the installation, configuration, and usage of Python on a daily basis.
An online Into to Python course from Codecademy.
Tips and tricks for setting up a smooth work working environment by ARCCSS PhD student Oliver Angelil
My software setup by ARCCSS PhD student Mathew Lipson
An introduction to BASH by ARCCSS PhD student James Goldie
A crash course for climate scientists new to Python by ARCCSS PhD students Oliver Angelil and Nadja Herger
An Intro to git (version control) by ARCCSS PhD student Ned Haughton
Developed by NCAR's Climate Analysis Section provides quick-look plots of the major modes of climate variability in models and observations.
Information on different observational datasets for many variables to help to decide which dataset is most useful for your needs. It includes the strengths and weaknesses of each dataset.
A blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis, edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, director of research training at the Australian National University.
A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, & Atmospheric Scientist- book, website and blog.
Examples of some of the phraseological ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation.
Lectures from a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on becoming a better writer.
A practical guide for scientists and engineers
Tips for public speaking. Because "imagine everyone's naked" is terrible advice.
Tips for taking control of your post degree destiny.
How to prepare a really lousy submission. Some tips for making journal submissions that will have a fast track to rejection from the Water Resources Research editorial team.