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Climate extremes and landscape responses across continental Australia

Grant


Scheme


  • Future Fellowships

Abstract


  • This project aims to determine the magnitude, frequency and duration of dry and wet extremes across the Australian continent over the last thousand years and examine landscape responses to such climate extremes. Using terrestrial records from key lake locations the research will construct a record of mega-lakes and mega-droughts and determine whether such climatic phenomena are becoming more frequent or severe through time. The project is to develop palaeoclimatic data at sub-centennial resolution, examining the spatial coherence of the climate extremes. It will integrate this with both the historical record and global climate modelling, allowing us to assess the dominant oceanographic and atmospheric conditions that lead to such extremes.

Date/time Interval


  • 2019 - 2023

Sponsor Award Id


  • FT180100524

Local Award Id


  • 126225

Scheme


  • Future Fellowships

Abstract


  • This project aims to determine the magnitude, frequency and duration of dry and wet extremes across the Australian continent over the last thousand years and examine landscape responses to such climate extremes. Using terrestrial records from key lake locations the research will construct a record of mega-lakes and mega-droughts and determine whether such climatic phenomena are becoming more frequent or severe through time. The project is to develop palaeoclimatic data at sub-centennial resolution, examining the spatial coherence of the climate extremes. It will integrate this with both the historical record and global climate modelling, allowing us to assess the dominant oceanographic and atmospheric conditions that lead to such extremes.

Date/time Interval


  • 2019 - 2023

Sponsor Award Id


  • FT180100524

Local Award Id


  • 126225