Anil Deo visits Goddard Space Flight Centre, NASA

Anil Deo, a PhD student in the School of Earth Sciences at the University Of Melbourne mentored by Professor Kevin Walsh, recently spent two weeks at the Goddard Space Flight Centre (GSFC, NASA) to collaborate with Dr Stephen Munchak on an active research project that examines the representation of convective and stratiform …

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Mathematics for Climate Change Detection and Attribution school

The question of detecting and attributing causes in our current context of global warming is basically a statistical problem, one that can be thought of as establishing cause-and-effect relationships in a regression analysis study. In conventional detection schemes, model-predicted anthropogenic climate change is required to be as distinguishable as possible …

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Busan shows a new way to create a successful workshop

I recently attended 4 overseas meetings in the span of 2 weeks (12th to 23rd of October 2017).  These were Climate Variability and Air-Sea Interaction Conference at the National Taiwan University in Taipei, ENSO Complexity workshop at ICCP in Busan, South Korea, 12th CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel meeting in Busan, and the International Symposium on Banda Sea Ecosystem in Jakarta.  As …

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International summer school on atmospheric teleconnections

The Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science generously provided funding for me to travel to Germany to attend a week long Summer School in Potsdam, Berlin at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. The focus of the Summer School was Atmospheric Teleconnections which was a great fit for …

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ENSO Dynamics Workshop 2017

A workshop on ENSO dynamics was held on November 20-21, 2017, at the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre.  The workshop was funded and hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Climate System Science and the new ARC CoE for Climate Extremes.   It was attended by 25 ENSO researchers and forecasters, …

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Conference: The Future of Cumulus Parameterization

I got the chance to attend The Future of Cumulus Parametrisation Workshop held in Delft from July 10-14, which was co-hosted by ARCCSS and co-organised by Christian Jakob. And what a rare phenomenon! Having more than 100 scientists who love thinking about convective parameterisations gathering together in the same place, …

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Record-breaking marine heatwave cooks Tasmania’s fisheries

Climate change was almost certainly responsible for a marine heatwave off Tasmania’s east coast in 2015/16 that lasted 251 days and at its greatest extent was seven times the size of Tasmania, according to a new study published today in Nature Communications. The marine heatwave reduced the productivity of Tasmanian salmon fisheries, …

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Stronger winds heat up West Antarctic ice melt

New research published today in Nature Climate Change has revealed how strengthening winds on the opposite side of Antarctica, up to 6000kms away, drive the high rate of ice melt along the West Antarctic Peninsula. Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science found that the winds in East …

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Matthew England awarded Tinker-Muse Prize

The prestigious Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica for 2017 has been awarded to chief investigator Professor Matthew England in recognition of his outstanding research, leadership and advocacy for Antarctic science. The US $100,000 prize, awarded by the Tinker Foundation and administered by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, is …

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Variability: Video conference meeting presentations

 ARCCSS Videoconference meeting presentations April 24, 2018 Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick: Climate variability and heatwaves. Yiling Liu: The potential prediction skill of mean and extreme climate conditions on interannual to decadal timescales   March 27, 2018 Angela Wyss: Austral summer precipitation response to ozone deletion in the Southern Hemisphere (contact author directly for presentation …

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