The Climate Science, Variability and Extremes cluster researches the science of climate change and investigates climate variability including El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Indian Ocean Dipole. We also research changes in climate extremes such as heatwaves, floods and droughts.
Scientists in our cluster use observations and climate models of the past and future to better understand climate variability and change in Australia and globally. We also use various tools to create probabilistic future projections and scenarios in line with the Paris Agreement. Our research in climate science includes collaboration with a wide range of organisations such as the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and European research organisations. We also work closely with users of climate science information.
Research projects include:
- Investigating historical and future climate change using climate models
- Extending the records of historical climate before the 20th century
- Understanding the impacts of climate change on weather extremes.