Resources

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

Metjobs

Job ads in meteorology, oceanography and climatology, includes postgraduate/postdoc and summer/winter school opportunities.

Climlist

Disseminates notices regarding conferences and workshops, data availability, calls for papers, positions available, as well as requests for information.

Paleoclimate-List

A list for paleoclimatic researchers and scientists to discuss paleoclimate-related research.

Australian Academy of Science Early Career Researcher List

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.

American Meteorological Society

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

American Geophysical Union

European Geosciences Union

CLIVAR (Variability and predictability of the ocean-atmosphere system) Early Career Scientist Network

 

Events aimed at graduate students

Graduate Climate Conference (GCC)

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.

 

Useful links

ARCCSS student wiki

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.

A hands-on introduction to using Python in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences

A free on-line book on Python for new users, tailored to the atmospheric and ocean sciences.

PyAOS

A blog and e-mail list  for users of Python in the atmospheric and ocean sciences.

The Python tutorial

An online Python tutorial.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python.

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.

Python

An online Into to Python course from Codecademy.

The thesis whisperer

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.

GraduateRise

A community and social platform aimed at bringing researchers together.

Eloquent Science

A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, & Atmospheric Scientist- book, website and blog.

Poster Design

A practical guide for scientists and engineers

speaking.io/

Tips for public speaking. Because "imagine everyone's naked" is terrible advice.

Useful papers

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.

Gardiner and Kearns 2011: Turbocharge your writing today. Careers Column. Nature. Vol 475. 129-130.

Gewin 2011: Rookie review. What the novice peer reviewer needs to know before combing through a submission. Nature. Vol 478. 275-277.

Griffies et al 2013: “Elements of style for writing scientific journal articles.” Publishing connect. Elsevier.

Kearns and Gardiner 2011: Waiting for the motivation fairy. Careers Column. Nature. Vol 472. 127.

Maier 2013: "What constitutes a good literature review and why does its quality matter?". Environmental Modelling and Software. In Press.

Mullins and Kiley 2002: "It’s a PhD, not a Nobel Prize": how experienced examiners assess research theses. Studies in Higher Education Volume 27, No. 4.

Wilson et al. 2014: "Best practices for scientific computing" PLOS Biology Volume 12, No. 1.

For fun

PhD comics

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