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New insights into the climate of the past 2,000 years

Figure above: Thirty-year mean temperatures for the seven PAGES 2k continental-scale regions arranged vertically from north to south. Colours indicate the relative temperature. The most prominent feature of nearly all of the regional temperature reconstructions is the long-term cooling, which ended late in the19th century. North America includes a shorter tree-ring-based …

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Last 100 years reverse 1400 years of global cooling

This figure from the paper shows the continential variations in temperature derived from proxies over the past 2000 years.   The first continental-scale reconstruction of temperatures over the past 2000 years by 78 scientists from 24 countries has highlighted the unusual nature of the 20th century warming. The study published …

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Biography of Professor Michael Reeder

Professor Michael Reeder Monash University Monash University Phone: Email: Researcher ID: G-2304-2011       Biography Professor Michael Reeder completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics at Monash University, before holding postdoctoral positions at the University of Munich (Germany) and the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (USA). He subsequently returned to Monash University …

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Biography of Dr Paul Spence

Dr Paul Spence Research Associate CCRC (UNSW) Level 4, Matthews Building University of New South Wales Phone: Email:     PhD – Global Climate Modelling. School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Canada. September, (2009). MSc – Global Climate Modelling. School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of …

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Biography of Scott Wales

Scott Wales Computational Modelling Support University of Mebourne Phone: Email:     Biography Scott Wales supports the researchers at ARCCSS who work with the Unified Model, the atmospheric component of the ACCESS model. He helps researchers to understand, run and modify the model, and works with our partner institutions to …

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Biography of Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick

Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick University of NSW SYDNEY Australia Phone: Email: Researcher ID: D-2608-2012       Biography Sarah’s work focuses on Australian climate extremes. Her work explores observed trends in droughts and heat waves and estimating the uncertainty associated with observations. Sarah is also working on determining the natural and human …

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Biography of Alvin Stone

Alvin Stone Media and Communications Manager ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science University of New South Wales Phone: Email:       Biography Alvin worked as an editor with Fairfax Community News and then News Local for over a decade before moving across to media communications. As a …

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Biography of Dr Hamish Clarke

Dr Hamish Clarke Former PhD Student University of Wollongong, Office of Environment and Heritage Email: Supervisors: Andrew Pitman, Jason Evans   Thesis Title Projecting fire weather using regional climate model Biography Hamish is interested in the interplay between rising carbon dioxide levels and vegetation growth, and its influence on bush fire risk. …

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Biography of Mitchell Black

Mitchell Black PhD Student The University of Melbourne School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia Phone: Email: Researcher ID: A-7622-2013 Supervisors: David Karoly, Todd Lane, Lisa Alexander     Thesis Title Distinguishing natural and anthropogenic influences on extreme weather in Australia Biography

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Biography of Dr Sophie Lewis

Dr Sophie Lewis Associate Investigator ANU Research School of Earth Sciences The Australian National University Phone: Email: Researcher ID: H-4968-2011     BSc (First Class Honours), Monash University (2006) PhD, Earth Sciences, Australian National University (2011)     Biography Sophie Lewis uses climate models, observations and palaeoclimate records to provide a long-term perspective on …

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