Paris 1.5°C target may be smashed by 2026

Global temperatures could break through the 1.5°C barrier negotiated at the Paris conference as early as 2026 if a slow-moving, natural climate driver known as the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) has, as suspected, moved into a positive phase. New research published in Geophysical Research Letters by University of Melbourne scientists at the ARC …

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Biography of Justin Oogjes

Justin Oogjes PhD Student The University of Melbourne Email: Supervisors: Dr Peter Rayner, Dr Stev Livesley   Thesis Title Actual water usage and associated microclimate benefits of urban forests in mitigating UHI. Biography Justin’s research is on further quantifying and reducing uncertainty in biosphere-atmosphere moisture fluxes and their impact on UHI through …

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Biography of Saurabh Rathore

Saurabh Rathore PhD Student Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) University of Tasmania Email: Supervisors: Professor Nathan Bindoff, Dr Helen Phillips, Dr Ming Feng     Thesis Title The Impact of Recent Indian Ocean Warming on the Circulation, Watermass Distribution and Air-Sea Interaction in the Indian Ocean Biography Saurabh moved to University …

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Professional Development Seminars

Know your place: who, what, where? by Sophie Lewis You attended university and that means that you are now qualified to work in one. While we all have technical skills and training, most students and early career academics are not provided with any wider context of the industry they work …

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Biography of Dr Anna Ukkola

Dr Anna Ukkola Research Associate Climate Change Research Centre University of New South Wales Email:       Biography Anna is interested in large-scale interactions between vegetation, climate and water resources. Her current research focuses on evaluating land surface models for simulating water and carbon exchange during drought. In particular, …

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Winter School 2017- The Science of Climate Change

Figure source: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeChere Winter School 2017 attendees- For supplementary material including the schedule, a Winter School welcome pack, recommended prior reading, presentation slides and practical instructions, click here. …

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How to develop a career in climate and earth system sciences

There is always an easy path that anyone can follow to pursue a career in atmospheric science, climate science, meteorology, oceanography, climate systems science or earth systems science. The aforementioned path will open a door to various other branches of science. This will give students a major advantage when the …

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Three questions climate science must answer

The signing of the Paris agreement in 2015 may give the impression that the major questions concerning climate change have at last been answered and that climate science has met its challenges. But a new Perspective article in Nature Climate Change today begs to differ, defining three key questions vital for society and …

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Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Niños

  Australian researchers from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have produced a remarkable high-resolution animation of the largest El Niño ever recorded. It is so detailed that it took 30,000 computer hours crunching ocean model data on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, …

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