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Winter School 2017- The Science of Climate Change

Figure source: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeChere Winter School 2017 attendees- For supplementary material including the schedule, a Winter School welcome pack, recommended prior reading, presentation slides and practical instructions, click here. …

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How to develop a career in climate and earth system sciences

There is always an easy path that anyone can follow to pursue a career in atmospheric science, climate science, meteorology, oceanography, climate systems science or earth systems science. The aforementioned path will open a door to various other branches of science. This will give students a major advantage when the …

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Three questions climate science must answer

The signing of the Paris agreement in 2015 may give the impression that the major questions concerning climate change have at last been answered and that climate science has met its challenges. But a new Perspective article in Nature Climate Change today begs to differ, defining three key questions vital for society and …

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Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Niños

  Australian researchers from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have produced a remarkable high-resolution animation of the largest El Niño ever recorded. It is so detailed that it took 30,000 computer hours crunching ocean model data on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, …

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Record hot year may be the new normal by 2025

The hottest year on record globally in 2015 could be just another average year by 2025 if carbon emissions continue to rise at their current rate, according to new research published in the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society. And no matter what action we take, human activities had already locked in …

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Six characteristics of scientific leaders

Earlier this week, the Academy of Science held a meeting with hundreds of scientists from around Australia and New Zealand. Their aim: to identify what makes a good leader in science. This meeting addressed the serious lack of leadership training across the research landscape. As scientists, we typically have no …

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ARC funds the extreme edge of climate research

The Australian Research Council has funded a new Centre of Excellence to transform the direction of Australian climate research and help us to understand and reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate extremes. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes led by Prof Andy Pitman will focus on quantifying and …

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