climate extremes


A new Centre of Excellence headquartered at UNSW and led by Professor Andy Pitman will focus on understanding the processes that trigger extreme weather and climate events.



Floods are a costly part of Australian life, which means we need to get better at predicting exactly when – and how severely – they are likely to strike in the future, write Fiona Johnson, Christopher J. White and Seth Westra.


UNSW has cemented its reputation as a leader in world-class research, receiving $91 million for three national centres of excellence in quantum computing, climate extremes and the ageing population.

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Dr Lisa Alexander, a UNSW expert in climate extremes, has been honoured by the Australian Academy of Science in its awards for scientific excellence.