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Extreme coral bleaching may be new normal by 2034

Animation: Sea surface temperatures in March 2016 by Mitchell Black. Picture (left): CC BY 2.0)   Human caused climate change made the extreme ocean temperatures that led to the massive bleaching events along the Great Barrier Reef this year at least 175 times more likely. Climate change is very likely to make the …

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Barrier reef attribution study: Data and methodology

Picture: Great Barrier Reef by Eulinky (CC BY 2.0) The methodology described here closely follows that used in Lewis and Karoly (2013) and King et al. (2015). A full pdf of this Data and Methodology can be downloaded here as a pdf.   Data The Coral Sea region area-average monthly mean sea surface temperature (SST) …

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Plants boost extreme temperatures by 5°C

Heatwaves from Europe to China are likely to be more intense and result in maximum temperatures that are 3°C to 5°C warmer than previously estimated by the middle of the century – all because of the way plants on the ground respond to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This projected …

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Biography of Sanaa Hobeichi

Sanaa Hobeichi PhD Student UNSW Email: Supervisors: Dr Gab Abramowitz, Dr Jason Evans     Biography Sanaa started her PhD in August 2015 at the Climate Change Research Centre at UNSW. During her PhD, she will assess the uncertainty of a range of observation datasets, Land surface model outputs and reanalysis products …

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Biography of Dr Joan Llort

Dr Joan Llort Research Associate University of Tasmania Email:   – BSc Fundamental Physics, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 2003-2008 – MSc Oceanography, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2009-2011 – PhD Marine Biogeochemistry, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2011-2014     Biography Joan is a researcher from …

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Global warming increases rain in world’s driest areas

Global warming will increase rainfall in some of the world’s driest areas over land, with not only the wet getting wetter over land but the dry getting wetter as well. New research published today in Nature Climate Change has revealed that in the Earth’s dry regions, global warming will bring an overall …

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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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Observed precipitation datasets no better than climate models

In the climate research community it is well accepted that global climate models do a relatively poor job at capturing daily precipitation characteristics, due to the small spatial scales involved. What is far less known is that observations also suffer from large uncertainties when it comes to daily precipitation. This …

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Big data reveals glorious animation of Antarctic bottom water

 A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, Raijin. Chief Investigator Dr Andy Hogg from the ANU hub of ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science worked …

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Now anyone can run a climate model

In a world first, Australian researchers have developed a simple online climate model that allows anyone to deconstruct our atmosphere and environment with the click of a button and see how our world would change. The online climate model has the capacity to compute 100,000 years of simulations on a laptop computer …

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