A rare cloud phenomenon could be behind climate model inaccuracies.
A UNSW Sydney-led study shows at least two times more freshwater has shifted from warm to cold regions of the earth than our climate models predicted – signifying broader changes to the global water cycle.
A team of chemists has lifted the hood on the mysterious interplay between sunlight and molecules in the atmosphere known as ‘roaming reactions’, which could make atmospheric modelling more accurate.
In the absence of time-travelling climatologists, models are unrivalled tools for understanding future climate, even when news ones predict wider uncertainties, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.
Oceanographer Dr Trevor McDougall is one of Australia’s most-awarded scientists and a newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He joins UNSW as a Professor in the Faculty of Science.