Earth, Atmosphere & Environment

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

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Melbourne and Adelaide night temperatures amplified by heatwaves, study finds

As if the daytime heatwave temperatures weren’t bad enough, Melbourne and Adelaide residents will also have to put up with nightly temperatures significantly higher than surrounding rural areas thanks to amplification caused by the ‘urban heat island effect’.

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The largest mass extinction of all time began with forest ecosystem collapse, study finds

A matted layer of fossil Glossopteris leaves

World-first international research involving a Monash palaeontologist has provided new new insights into what caused the biotic crisis known as  the ‘Mother of all Mass-Extinctions’ or the ‘Great Dying’, in which up to 96% of marine species and 70% of land vertebrate species became extinct.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 23 January 2019

Ocean and wind changes cause Antarctic sea ice drop to record low

Warmer ocean temperatures, combined with unusual wind patterns, contributed to the record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica, according to new research published in the prestigious international science journal Nature Communications.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 1 January 1970

High-profile climate change scientist to head Monash School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

New Zealand-based climate change scientist Professor Andrew Mackintosh has been appointed to lead Monash University’s School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, commencing May 2019.

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Climate scientists shed new light on what causes intensified warming

Long-term observations of surface temperatures show an intensified surface warming in Canada, Siberia, Alaska and in the Arctic Ocean relative to global mean temperature rise.

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