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Do you speak STEM?

Picture: Neural Networks by Ana Campos (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Stephanie Downes Australia has seen a recent push for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills in schools and the workforce in an attempt to grow and sustain our economical, business and research value. But why should you care about STEM skills …

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Winter School 2016- Tropical Meteorology

Lecture recordings from our 2016 Winter School are now available, here. Winter School 2016 attendees- For supplementary material including the schedule, a Winter School welcome pack, recommended prior reading, presentation slides and lab instructions, click here. Note- this page will be continuously updated up to, during, and after the Winter School week …

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Australia’s frosty days are changing

Spring frosts can have devastating impacts on crop yields in southern Australia, depending on when they occur during the different stages of plant growth. In a recent study, we investigated trends in the frequency of frosts over two periods, from 1940-2011 and from 1981-2011 at long-term high-quality temperature observing stations in …

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Winter School 2013 – Videos

Presentations from Winter School 2013 are available here. You can use the ‘Playlist' button in the top-left corner of the player to access them. Presenters include: Prof David Karoly – Introduction to climate modelling: Evaluating climate models Prof Matthew England – The Peer Review Process Prof Steven Sherwood – Fundamentals …

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Fluid Mechanics Primer

The 2014 ARCCSS Winter School will focus on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, with lectures and labs covering fundamental fluid processes that are important in the atmosphere and ocean. This primer is designed to ensure that participants have sufficient background knowledge of fluid mechanics. Lecturers will take the equations derived here as assumed knowledge …

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Winter School 2015- Biogeochemistry of the Earth System

Ocean colour image, courtesy of NASA. Winter School 2015 attendees- For supplementary material including the schedule, a Winter School welcome pack, recommended prior reading, presentation slides and lab instructions, click here. Note- this page will be continuously updated up to, during, and after the Winter School week so be sure to keep …

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Summer Scholarship Projects- 2013

Climate-carbon cycle interactions on centennial to millennial time scales (based at UNSW) Student: Caio Fest (home institution- Sydney University (on exchange from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil) Supervised by Laurie Menviel Past changes in the oceanic circulation had a significant impact on the climate as well as on the carbon …

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Summary for Policymakers

Find a link to the full pdf here.   Summary for Policymakers by section   A. Introduction B. Observed changes in the Climate System B1. Atmosphere (observations) B2. Ocean (observations) B3. Cryosphere (observations) B4. Sea level (observations) B5. Carbon and other biogeochemical cycles C. Driver of climate change D. Understanding …

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Figures and tables

Tables SPM1: Changes to climate phenomena SPM2: Projected changes to temperature and sea level SPM3:  Carbon emission scenarios Figures SPM1: Observed globally averaged combined land and ocean surface temp anomaly 1850-2012 (annual average / decadal average) Observed change in average surface temperature 1901-2012 SPM2: Observed change in precipitation over land SPM3: …

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