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Biography of Maxime Colin

Maxime Colin PhD Student CCRC Matthews Building, UNSW Phone: Email: Supervisors: Steve Sherwood, Jason Evans, Sandrine Bony     Thesis Title Representing tropical deep convection in global climate models: focus on the behaviour of slippery thermals and the importance of convective memory. Biography Maxime started his PhD at UNSW in 2014. Using numerical …

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Biography of Dr Claire Vincent

Dr Claire Vincent Research Associate School of Earth Sciences University of Melbourne Email:     B.Sc. University of Melbourne B.Eng. (hons) University of Melbourne Grad. Dip. Meteorology Australian Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre PhD (Mesoscale Wind Fluctuations over Danish Waters) Technical University of Denmark   Thesis Title Mesoscale Wind Fluctuations …

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Dealing with the media

What media relate to your work The newspapers are not your rival When do you contact the media How the Media Manager will assist ARCCSS Tips for the interview     If your job benefits the media.   Research found that citation rates would rise by 70% in the first …

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Small eddies produce global effects on climate change

 Animation from NCI: A high resolution (1/20°) regional simulation of the Southern Ocean, including a peek at a submesoscale (1/80°) resolving nested simulation showing eddies and jets. Picture (left): Rough Ocean by CSIRO images. The increasing strength of winds over the Southern Ocean has extended its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, effectively delaying …

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Stuck-in-the-mud plankton reveal ancient temperatures

New research in Nature Communications showing how tiny creatures drifted across the ocean before falling to the seafloor and being fossilised has the potential to improve our understanding of past climates. The paper published in Nature Communications, Ocean currents generate large footprints in marine paleoclimate proxies. ( doi:10.1038/ncomms7521 ), has identified which planktic foraminifera …

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CliMDDIR portal moves into beta version

The Climate Model Downscaling Data for Impacts Research (CliMDDIR) project has hit the road, just as a new software developer, Carlo Piva, has joined the team. Over the past two months the team has been meeting with the NSW and ACT Regional Climate Model (NARCliM) project team, explaining the functionality of a …

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CliMDDIR project website portal connected to software

The development of the Climate Model Downscaling Data for Impacts Research (CliMDDIR) web portal by Centre of Excellence staff continues apace. The aim of the CliMDDIR project, which is funded by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), is to create a web portal that will assist climate impact researchers in accessing output …

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FactCheck: was the 1896 heatwave wiped from the record?

by Neville Nichols and Sophie Lewis This story first appeared in The Conversation “How could it be getting hotter … if it was really hotter 118 years ago? It’s relatively simple: the early years are simply wiped from the official record.” – Nationals MP George Christensen, House of Representatives, October 29. The Federal …

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