The Earth’s climate is influenced by interactions involving the Sun, atmosphere, ocean, clouds, ice, land and life.
Scientific observations indicate that the Earth’s climate has changed in the past and will continue to change in the future. Importantly, changes in climate conditions on timescales of years to decades can have significant effects on natural ecosystems, agricultural productivity, water availability and human health.
Scientists in our research group use climate model simulations and observations to better understand climate variability and change across Australia and the globe.
Active research projects include:
- investigating patterns and trends due to human-caused climate change;
- analysing causes of stratospheric ozone depletion;
- extending the record of historical climate change before the 20th century;
- detection and attribution of climate change;
- understanding the impacts of climate change on weather extremes;
- remote sensing and data assimilation; and
- producing future carbon emission scenarios.
Recent publications include an examination of the non-linear effects of greenhouse gas emissions on warming and the remaining carbon budget for meeting the Paris Agreement and an analysis of the effects of the rate of global warming on regional climate changes.
Dr Andrew King abstract of climate change paper
AskBOM: Why do we have different climates across Australia?
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- Dr Josephine Brown
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- Dr Ben Henley
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- Dr Andrew King
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- Associate Professor Malte Meinshausen
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- Professor Peter Rayner
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- Professor Ian Simmonds
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