CliMDDIR project website portal connected to software

The development of the Climate Model Downscaling Data for Impacts Research (CliMDDIR) web portal by Centre of Excellence staff continues apace. The aim of the CliMDDIR project, which is funded by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), is to create a web portal that will assist climate impact researchers in accessing output …

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FactCheck: was the 1896 heatwave wiped from the record?

by Neville Nichols and Sophie Lewis This story first appeared in The Conversation “How could it be getting hotter … if it was really hotter 118 years ago? It’s relatively simple: the early years are simply wiped from the official record.” – Nationals MP George Christensen, House of Representatives, October 29. The Federal …

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Climate detectives reveal handprint of human-caused climate change in Australia

Australia's hottest year on record in 2013 along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of that year was virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused global warming. New research from ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (ARCCSS) researchers and colleagues, over five different Australian papers …

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Why we celebrate World Ozone Day

Antarctic ozone hole animation from Kane Stone on Vimeo. A visualisation of polar stratospheric clouds and the Antarctic ozone hole by The Australian Community Climate Earth-System Simulator Chemistry Climate Model.     by Kane Stone Ozone plays a very important role in our atmosphere. Although it is toxic to breathe directly, without it, life …

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Research brief: Nutrient transport via the Indonesian Throughflow

Wed, 07/30/2014 – 16:58 The maritime continent region (above) is critical to global climate and our ability to understand it.  It is the site of one of the major atmospheric convection centers, where condensation releases remarkable energy, fuelling global atmospheric circulation.  It is also a choke point in the upper ocean …

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Climate change dries out WA

ARCCSS Chief Investigator and a world leader in climate attribution studies Prof David Karoly has responded in Nature Geoscience News and Views to a paper in Nature Geoscience that directly links the decline rainfall in the southern area of Western Australia to climate change. The paper by Delworth and Zeng, Regional rainfall decline in Australia …

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Changing Antarctic winds create new sea level threat

New research shows projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated. Changes to Antarctic winds have already been linked to southern Australia’s drying climate but now it appears they may also have a profound impact on warming ocean temperatures under …

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Research brief: How ENSO influences eastern Australian rainfall

Climate variability in eastern Australia is strongly related to ENSO. In La Niña summers, eastern Australia typically experiences cooler wetter weather, whereas during El Niño events, summers are generally warmer and drier than average. The relationship between ENSO and rainfall is also non-linear with greater differences in rainfall between La …

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