ARC Federation Fellowship: Improving understanding of climate change and its impacts in Australia through detection and attribution of climate change
Researcher: Prof David Karoly, Earth Sciences
RCFD/FoR: 260602-Climatology (incl. Palaeoclimatology), 260601-Meteorology, 260502-Surfacewater Hydrology
Project Summary: Climate change is an important scientific, economic, environmental and social issue for Australia and the world. Professor Karoly aims to develop improved projections for climate changes in Australia through evaluation of the performance climate models in simulating global and regional climate variation over the past century and quantifying the contributions of different climate-forcing factors, such as greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone depletion. Professor Karoly will collaborate with the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology to improve the understanding of the causes and impacts of Australian climate variability. Their work will help to build a capability for modelling new Australian climate scenarios and investigate the impacts on Australia of stratospheric ozone depletion. Professor Karoly’s research will assist policymakers considering issues such as emission reductions and adaptation to climate change caused by greenhouse gases.