Evaluating the weather in climate models - The relationship of dynamics and rainfall over Australia in current and future climates

Project: Research

Project Description

Society will experience climate change as a change in the weather. Of particular importance to Australian society will be changes to rainfall, as they affect the availability of water. Rainfall is associated with weather systems. The proposed research will combine modern theories of dynamical processes in weather systems with insights into the generation of rainfall and - for the first time - apply these insights to the rigorous evaluation of climate models, especially Australia's national climate model, ACCESS. This will provide deeper than ever insights into climate model behaviour and will support not only the identification of the roots of model errors, but also provide guidance to their application to future climate projections.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/07/1331/12/16

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD167,000.00
  • Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - Australian Government: AUD150,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - Australian Government