Links between global warming and NSW bush fires

A great deal has been said about the recent New South Wales bush fires and whether there is a link between these bush fires and global warming. An attempt to explain what is and is not known is provided here. First, some context setting. Bush fires have occurred in Australia …

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Algorithm finds missing phytoplankton in Southern Ocean

 This video shows the concentration of phytoplankton observed by satellites in the Southern Ocean over the summer months.   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: NASA satellites may have missed more than 50% of the phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean, making it far more difficult to estimate the carbon capture potential of this …

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Global warming could change strength of El Niño

Looking back 4300 years: Comparison of Kiritmati coral and instrumental sea surface temperatures.   Wednesday, September11: Global warming could impact the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), altering the cycles of El Niño and La Niña events that bring extreme drought and flooding to Australia and many other Pacific-rim countries. New research published in …

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Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarships

The ARC Centre of Excellence Undergraduate Summer Scholarships in Climate System Science are highly competitive scholarships intended to provide undergraduate students from Australian universities an introduction to cutting-edge climate science research at one of our five universities, or our national partners- CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology and Department of Environment. Students should be …

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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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