Fukushima radioactive plume to reach US in three years

Figure: Surface (0–200m) of Cesium-137 concentrations (Bq/m3) by (a)April 2012, (b) April 2014 (c) April 2016 and (d) April 2021   Tuesday, August 27: The radioactive ocean plume from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster will reach the shores of the US within three years from the date of the incident but …

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Part 3: In science, the only certainty is uncertainty

by Allie Gallant and Sophie Lewis Reproduced from The Conversation Part 1: Penguins can’t fly and humans are causing climate change: how scientists build theories Part 2: 150 years and countting: confidence in climate science   Scientists have built a theory of climate change from multiple lines of consistent, high-quality evidence. Just as …

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Sydney’s urban areas to be hit hardest by global warming

Green spaces, trees and bodies of water are must-have design features for future development in Sydney’s suburbs after researchers found that by 2050 global warming combined with Sydney’s urban heat island effect could increase temperatures by up to 3.7°C. The researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System …

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Humans play role in Australia’s “angry” hot summer

Human influences through global warming are likely to have played a role in Australia's recent “angry” hot summer, the hottest in Australia’s observational record, new research has found. The research led by Centre of Excellence researchers at the University of Melbourne, has shown that global warming increased the chances of …

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International

Current positions   Assistant Prof in Physical Climate Science (tenure track)   Assistant Prof in Physical Climate Science The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) at the University of Victoria invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Physical Climate Science, to commence as early as July 2018. …

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CoECSS positions

The ARC Centre of Excellence seeks to attract the highest calibre researchers and professional and technical staff. As positions become available they will be advertised on this site as well as on the recruitment pages of the respective collaborating university. Check back regularly for newly advertised positions.

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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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