Biography of Sanaa Hobeichi

Sanaa Hobeichi PhD Student UNSW Email: Supervisors: Dr Gab Abramowitz, Dr Jason Evans     Biography Sanaa started her PhD in August 2015 at the Climate Change Research Centre at UNSW. During her PhD, she will assess the uncertainty of a range of observation datasets, Land surface model outputs and reanalysis products …

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Biography of Dr Joan Llort

Dr Joan Llort Research Associate University of Tasmania Email:   – BSc Fundamental Physics, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 2003-2008 – MSc Oceanography, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2009-2011 – PhD Marine Biogeochemistry, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2011-2014     Biography Joan is a researcher from …

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Global warming increases rain in world’s driest areas

Global warming will increase rainfall in some of the world’s driest areas over land, with not only the wet getting wetter over land but the dry getting wetter as well. New research published today in Nature Climate Change has revealed that in the Earth’s dry regions, global warming will bring an overall …

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Winter School 2016- Tropical Meteorology

Lecture recordings from our 2016 Winter School are now available, here. Winter School 2016 attendees- For supplementary material including the schedule, a Winter School welcome pack, recommended prior reading, presentation slides and lab instructions, click here. Note- this page will be continuously updated up to, during, and after the Winter School week …

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Observed precipitation datasets no better than climate models

In the climate research community it is well accepted that global climate models do a relatively poor job at capturing daily precipitation characteristics, due to the small spatial scales involved. What is far less known is that observations also suffer from large uncertainties when it comes to daily precipitation. This …

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Big data reveals glorious animation of Antarctic bottom water

 A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, Raijin. Chief Investigator Dr Andy Hogg from the ANU hub of ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science worked …

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Now anyone can run a climate model

In a world first, Australian researchers have developed a simple online climate model that allows anyone to deconstruct our atmosphere and environment with the click of a button and see how our world would change. The online climate model has the capacity to compute 100,000 years of simulations on a laptop computer …

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Biography of Steefan Contractor

Steefan Contractor PhD Student University of New South Wales Climate Change Research Centre Level 4, Mathews Bldg Univeristy of New South Wales Email: Supervisors: Professor Lisa Alexander, Professor Steven Sherwood       Biography Steefan started his PhD in January 2015. His research focuses on the development of high spatial and temporal …

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Biography of Steefan Contractor

Steefan Contractor PhD Student University of New South Wales Climate Change Research Centre Email: Supervisors: Professor Lisa Alexander, Professor Steven Sherwood       Biography Steefan started his PhD in January 2015. His research focuses on the development of high spatial and temporal resolution precipitation datasets. To do this he analyses the …

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The tropical steam engine: How does El Niño warm the entire globe?

by Nick Tyrrell and Dietmar Domenget This story first appeared in The Conversation Image left: Global warming by Gabor Dvornik (Creative Commons 2.0)  We regularly hear about how El Niño events raise the temperature across much of the planet, contributing to spikes in global average temperature such as the one witnessed in 1998, …

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