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Climate scientists confirm elusive tropospheric hot spot

Picture (left): NASA high altitude research balloon. NASA images Researchers have published results in Environmental Research Letters confirming strong warming in the upper troposphere, known colloquially as the tropospheric hotspot. The hot has been long expected as part of global warming theory and appears in many global climate models. The inability to detect this …

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Solution to corrosive ocean mystery reveals our future climate

   Around 55 million years ago, an abrupt global warming event triggered a highly corrosive deep-water current to flow through the North Atlantic Ocean.  The origin of this corrosive water has puzzled scientists for a decade. Now, researchers have discovered this current and how it formed. The findings, published today …

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Warm oceans caused hottest Dust Bowl years

 Dr Markus Donat explains his findings. Picture left: Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas. NOAA George E Marsh Album. Two ocean hot spots have been found to be the potential drivers of the hottest summers on record for the Central US in 1934 and 1936. The new research may also help modern forecasters predict …

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Biography of Ariaan Purich

Ariaan Purich PhD Student Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship, CSIRO Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Email: Supervisors: Dr Wenju Cai, Professor Matthew England   Thesis Title Global atmospheric and oceanic influences on changes in Southern Hemisphere extratropical climate Biography Ariaan started her PhD at CSIRO/UNSW in 2014. She is looking into the observed …

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Graduate opportunities expressions of interest

Our Graduate Program has now transitioned to the ARC Centre for Excellence for Climate Extremes. If you are interested in graduate opportunites with us, please visit our new website. This expression of interest will be used to assess if you have the background suitable to undertake graduate studies in climate science, …

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Biography of Mathew Lipson

Mathew Lipson PhD Student University of New South Wales Email: Supervisors: Dr Melissa Hart, Dr Marcus Thatcher, Prof Andy Pitman   Thesis Title Urban climate model development for Australian conditions Biography Mat has a background in architecture and physics, and is interested in how forms of urbanisation affect the local climate. His PhD …

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Biography of Dr Nerilie Abram

Dr Nerilie Abram Associate Investigator Research School of Earth Sciences The Australian National University Phone: Email:     BSc (Advanced) with Honours, University of Sydney (2000) PhD, Earth Sciences, Australian National University (2004)     Biography Nerilie Abram uses palaeoclimate records to study how Earth’s climate has behaved in the …

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Biography of Duncan Ackerley

Duncan Ackerley Research Fellow Monash University Email: Researcher ID: A-8052-2013     Biography I am going to use the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) to investigate the representation of climate variability and climate change with a view to developing a low-resolution of ACCESS that is useful for multi-millennial …

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Biography of Mandy Freund

Mandy Freund PhD Student The University of Melbourne Email: Supervisors: David Karoly   Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Meteorology (Freie Universität Berlin)   Thesis Title Comparison of climate model simulations with Australasian paleoclimate data covering the last 1000 years Biography Mandy’s research uses high-resolution palaeoclimate archives to reconstruct …

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