Winter School 2015- Biogeochemistry of the Earth System

Ocean colour image, courtesy of NASA. Winter School 2015 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 so be sure to keep …

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Small eddies produce global effects on climate change

 Animation from NCI: A high resolution (1/20°) regional simulation of the Southern Ocean, including a peek at a submesoscale (1/80°) resolving nested simulation showing eddies and jets. Picture (left): Rough Ocean by CSIRO images. The increasing strength of winds over the Southern Ocean has extended its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, effectively delaying …

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Stuck-in-the-mud plankton reveal ancient temperatures

New research in Nature Communications showing how tiny creatures drifted across the ocean before falling to the seafloor and being fossilised has the potential to improve our understanding of past climates. The paper published in Nature Communications, Ocean currents generate large footprints in marine paleoclimate proxies. ( doi:10.1038/ncomms7521 ), has identified which planktic foraminifera …

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CliMDDIR portal moves into beta version

The Climate Model Downscaling Data for Impacts Research (CliMDDIR) project has hit the road, just as a new software developer, Carlo Piva, has joined the team. Over the past two months the team has been meeting with the NSW and ACT Regional Climate Model (NARCliM) project team, explaining the functionality of a …

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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, …

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