M4PE Seminar next Monday on Convergent Estimates of Marine Nitrogen Fixation to be delivered by visiting Professor Francois Primeau

Title: Convergent Estimates of Marine Nitrogen Fixation Speaker: Francois Primeau (UC Irvine) Date: Mon, 18/02/2019 – 4:00pm Venue: RC-4082, The Red Centre (School of Mathematics and Statsitics), UNSW Abstract:  Uncertainty in the global patterns of marine nitrogen fixation limits our understanding of the response of the ocean’s nitrogen and carbon cycles to environmental change. The geographical distribution and ecological controls on nitrogen fixation are difficult to constrain with limited in-situ measurements. Here Prof. Primeau will present an inverse model to constrain the residual mean circulation of the ocean and to estimate rates… Read More

Upcoming seminar by Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick on Stats and Heatwaves

Date/Time:Monday November 5th, 4pmLocation:RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW  Heatwaves are changing. What role does statistics have in understanding these changes? Heatwaves are increasing in their frequency, intensity and duration. Loosely described as prolonged periods of excessive heat, statistical techniques underpin their measurement, understanding their changes, the physical mechanisms behind these changes, the role anthropogenic climate change plays, and estimates of uncertainty (or certainty)  surrounding these factors.  This talk will explore the vital role statistics has behind heatwaves, making our understanding of these high-impact events possible. Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick is an ARC Future… Read More

Asymmetry of the ocean’s thermohaline circulation

Honours/Masters project available exploring the asymmetry in northern hemisphere climates and atmospheric forcing.

Linking the seasonal cycle of ocean water masses to transient climate change

Honours/Masters project available on seasonal ventilation and the ocean’s role in climate.

Quantifying Global Water Cycle Change using Ocean Observations

Honours/Masters project available to quantify water cycle change based on new observations of ocean salinity.