UNDERSTANDING THE PAST TO PREDICT AND MANAGE THE CLIMATE OF THE FUTURE
Grant number: FL160100028 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021
Using key analogues from the geological record, this project aims to understand seasonal and spatial changes in Australia’s rainfall under a warming climate, and to chart the nature of the ecological responses. Shifts in rainfall patterns will have a greater societal impact for Australia than changes in temperature, but are difficult to predict with existing numerical models. The research is expected to forge important international links between researchers studying past and future climates, anticipate and manage change, and demonstrate the critical scientific value of Australia’s geological heritage.
Related publications (11)
Partitioning of Mg, Sr, Ba and U into a subaqueous calcite speleothem
Russell N Drysdale, Giovanni Zanchetta, Ilaria Baneschi, Massimo Guidi, Ilaria Isola, Isabelle Couchoud, Leonardo Piccini, Alan Greig, Henri Wong, Jon D Woodhead, Eleonora Regattieri, Ellen Corrick, Bence Paul, Christoph Spotl, Eleonor Denson, Jay Gordon, Stephane Jaillet, Florian Dux, John C Hellstrom
The trace-element geochemistry of speleothems is becoming increasingly used for reconstructing palaeoclimate, with a particular em..
Southern Hemisphere subtropical drying as a transient response to warming
JM Kale Sniderman, Josephine R Brown, Jon D Woodhead, Andrew D King, Nathan P Gillett, Katarzyna B Tokarska, Katja Lorbacher, John Hellstrom, Russell N Drysdale, Malte Meinshausen
Climate projections1–3 and observations over recent decades4,5 indicate that precipitation in subtropical latitudes declines in re..
Vegetation and Climate Change in Southwestern Australia During the Last Glacial Maximum
JMK Sniderman, J Hellstrom, JD Woodhead, RN Drysdale, P Bajo, M Archer, L Hatcher
The nature and duration of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) in Australia are poorly understood, with little regional agreement on th..
The antiquity of Nullarbor speleothems and implications for karst palaeoclimate archives
Jon D Woodhead, JM Kale Sniderman, John Hellstrom, Russell N Drysdale, Roland Maas, Nicholas White, Susan White, Paul Devine
Speleothems represent important archives of terrestrial climate variation that host a variety of proxy signals and are also highly..