Factsheet on Pacific Decadal Variability for Australian water planners (21 August 2017): This factsheet provides a brief, plain-English summary of the recent PDV review paper: PDV_Factsheet

Project Management Meeting #4 (16 August 2017): The team met at DELWP and discussed our recent progress on decadal variability and palaeoclimate reconstructions, findings and follow-ups from the VicCI project and our research plans for case studies in Victoria. The next meeting is scheduled for November.

Article published in Global and Planetary Change (16 June 2017): Ben has published a single-author paper in Global and Planetary Change. The paper is an invited review article on the topic of Pacific Decadal Variability (PDV), and presents a review of the indices, palaeoclimate history and the tropical-extratropical mechanisms thought to influence decadal variability in the Pacific. The paper includes a new method to better quantify the likelihood of the recent history of PDV. You can read the article here, or contact Ben for a copy of the paper. The citation is: Henley, B. J. (2017). Pacific decadal climate variability: indices, patterns and tropical-extratropical interactions. Global and Planetary Change, 155(June), 42–55. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.06.004

Article published in The Conversation (13 June 2017): Ben Henley and Nerilie Abram (ANU) published an article on The Conversation that explains the history of Carbon Dioxide and Temperature over the last 800,000 years. The article includes an animation, scripted by Nerilie and Ben, narrated by Ben, and animated by Wes Mountain (The Conversation). You can read the article here and watch the animation here:

Paper Accepted in Global and Planetary Change (9 June 2017): Ben has had a single-author paper accepted for publication in Global and Planetary Change, more soon.

Article published in The Conversation (8 June 2017): Andrew King led an article published on The Conversation, with Ben Henley and Ed Hawkins, discussing the definition of a pre-industrial baseline, an important issue with regards to assessing future changes. You can read the article here.

Article published in Geophysical Research Letters (3 June 2017): Jo Brown led a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters investigating future changes in tropical rainfall variability on time scales from daily to decadal. The study found increased variability in the Australian and Asian monsoon regions on all time scales. These results may also be relevant to understanding changes in rainfall variability, including drought frequency, in other regions. You can read the article here, or contact Jo for a copy of the paper. The citation is: Brown, J.R., A.F. Moise, R.A. Colman (2017), Projected increases in daily to decadal variability of Asian-Australian monsoon rainfall, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL073217.

Paper Published in Nature Climate Change (16 May 2017): Our paper in Nature Climate Change, led by Andrew King, quantifies the likelihood of extreme climate events at 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming. The paper, available in full here, has an accompanying article on The Conversation, and Pursuit. The citation is: King, A. D., Karoly, D. J. & Henley, B. J. (2017) Australian climate extremes at 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming. Nat. Clim. Chang. pp. 1–7. doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE3296

Paper Published in Geophysical Research Letters (9 May 2017): Our paper in Geophysical Research Letters explores the influence of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation on global temperatures as they approach the 1.5°C warming level. The paper here, has an accompanying article on The Conversation, here. Please email Ben for pre-prints or more information: bhenley@unimelb.edu.au. The citation is: Henley, B. J. & King, A. D. (2017) Trajectories towards the 1.5°C Paris target: modulation by the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation. Geophys. Res. Lett. pp. 1–7. doi:10.1002/2017GL073480

Paper Accepted in Nature Climate Change (12 April 2017): A paper led by Andrew King has been accepted in Nature Climate Change, more soon.

Paper Accepted in Geophysical Research Letters (10 April 2017): We’ve just had a paper accepted in Geophysical Research Letters, more soon.

Project Management Meeting #3 (7 March 2017): The team met at the Bureau of Meteorology and discussed our progress and plans. We recently submitted a paper, led by Mandy Freund, to Climate of the Past, reconstructing regional rainfall in all of Australia’s major climate regions.  It is titled “Multi-century cool and warm season rainfall reconstructions for Australia’s major climatic regions”. You can read the paper here

Project Management Meeting #2 (6 December 2016): The project team met at the University of Melbourne and were updated on our project progress. The team gave a detailed update of papers in preparation and PhD candidate progress. Both Mandy and Natasha are making excellent progress.

Project Commencement and Project Management Meeting #1 (28 June 2016): We’re off and running! Partners and investigators came together on 28 June at Melbourne Water to mark the commencement of the project, meet and greet new faces and formulate our science plan. It was a very successful meeting, with agreed plans on communication and meetings, updates from the research team and reiteration of the project aims. The project has both academic and industry personnel with science and engineering expertise. This collaboration is already showing to be fruitful, with a host of new ideas emerging. It is great to have such strong engagement from our partner organisations, thanks everyone!