Climate scientists confirm elusive tropospheric hot spot

icture (left): NASA high altitude research balloon. NASA images Researchers have published results in Environmental Research Letters confirming strong warming in the upper troposphere, known colloquially as the tropospheric hotspot. The hot has been long expected as part of global warming theory and appears in many global climate models. The inability to detect this …

Read More »

Solution to corrosive ocean mystery reveals our future climate

  Around 55 million years ago, an abrupt global warming event triggered a highly corrosive deep-water current to flow through the North Atlantic Ocean.  The origin of this corrosive water has puzzled scientists for a decade. Now, researchers have discovered this current and how it formed. The findings, published today in Nature …

Read More »

Warm oceans caused hottest Dust Bowl years

Dr Markus Donat explains his findings. Picture left: Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas. NOAA George E Marsh Album. Two ocean hot spots have been found to be the potential drivers of the hottest summers on record for the Central US in 1934 and 1936. The new research may also help modern forecasters predict particularly …

Read More »

Biography of Ariaan Purich

Ariaan Purich PhD Student Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship, CSIRO Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Email: Supervisors: Dr Wenju Cai, Professor Matthew England   Thesis Title Global atmospheric and oceanic influences on changes in Southern Hemisphere extratropical climate Biography Ariaan started her PhD at CSIRO/UNSW in 2014. She is looking into the observed …

Read More »

Graduate opportunities expressions of interest

Our Graduate Program has now transitioned to the ARC Centre for Excellence for Climate Extremes. If you are interested in graduate opportunites with us, please visit our new website. This expression of interest will be used to assess if you have the background suitable to undertake graduate studies in climate science, …

Read More »

Winter School 2013 – Videos

Presentations from Winter School 2013 are available here. You can use the ‘Playlist' button in the top-left corner of the player to access them. Presenters include: Prof David Karoly – Introduction to climate modelling: Evaluating climate models Prof Matthew England – The Peer Review Process Prof Steven Sherwood – Fundamentals …

Read More »

Fluid Mechanics Primer

The 2014 ARCCSS Winter School will focus on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, with lectures and labs covering fundamental fluid processes that are important in the atmosphere and ocean. This primer is designed to ensure that participants have sufficient background knowledge of fluid mechanics. Lecturers will take the equations derived here as assumed knowledge …

Read More »

Biography of Mathew Lipson

Mathew Lipson PhD Student University of New South Wales Email: Supervisors: Dr Melissa Hart, Dr Marcus Thatcher, Prof Andy Pitman   Thesis Title Urban climate model development for Australian conditions Biography Mat has a background in architecture and physics, and is interested in how forms of urbanisation affect the local climate. His PhD …

Read More »