HOW DO THE SOUTHERN WESTERLY WINDS RESPOND TO RAPID CLIMATIC CHANGE?
Grant number: IN170100062 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020
This project aims to produce high quality data on how the Southern Westerly Winds (SWW) respond to largescale changes in climate boundary conditions over multiple glacial-interglacial cycles. Because the SWW are key drivers of Southern Hemisphere climate, Southern Ocean circulation and global carbon dioxide concentrations, it is important to understand how they respond to changes in boundary conditions. Uncertainty about how they do so limits attempts at accurate predictive climate modelling. This project will test conceptual models of SWW dynamics and provide essential boundary conditions for predictive climate models. The project intends to simultaneously build and support a research capac..View full description
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Evaluation of PMIP2 and PMIP3 simulations of mid-Holocene climate in the Indo-Pacific, Australasian and Southern Ocean regions
Duncan Ackerley, Jessica Reeves, Cameron Barr, Helen Bostock, Kathryn Fitzsimmons, Michael-Shawn Fletcher, Chris Gouramanis, Helen McGregor, Scott Mooney, Steven Phipps, John Tibby, Jonathan Tyler
<jats:p>Abstract. Paleoclimate proxy reconstruction initiatives, such as the Australian component of the international paleoclimat..
Northward shift of the southern westerlies during the Antarctic Cold Reversal
Michael-Shawn Fletcher, Joel Pedro, Tegan Hall, Michela Mariani, Joseph A Alexander, Kristen Beck, Maarten Blaauw, Dominic A Hodgson, Henk Heijnis, Patricia S Gadd, Agathe Lise-Pronovost
Inter-hemispheric asynchrony of climate change through the last deglaciation has been theoretically linked to latitudinal shifts i..
Chronostratigraphy of a 270-ka sediment record from Lake Selina, Tasmania: Combining radiometric, geomagnetic and climatic dating
Agathe Lise-Pronovost, Michael-Shawn Fletcher, Quentin Simon, Zenobia Jacobs, Patricia S Gadd, David Hestop, Andy IR Herries, Yusuke Yokoyama, Aster Team
Lake sediment archives covering several glacial cycles are scarce in the Southern Hemisphere and they are challenging to date. Her..
The role of species composition in the emergence of alternate vegetation states in a temperate rainforest system
Michael-Shawn Fletcher, Haidee R Cadd, Michela Mariani, Tegan L Hall, Samuel W Wood
Context Forest systems are dynamic and can alternate between alternative stable states in response to climate, disturbance and int..
How significant is atmospheric metal contamination from mining activity adjacent to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area? A spatial analysis of metal concentrations using air trajectories models
Larissa Schneider, Michela Mariani, Krystyna M Saunders, William A Maher, Jennifer J Harrison, Michael-Shawn Fletcher, Atun Zawadzki, Henk Heijnis, Simon G Haberle
This study investigated metal contamination from historical mining in lakes in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA..
The indirect response of an aquatic ecosystem to long-term climate-driven terrestrial vegetation in a subalpine temperate lake
K Beck, M-S Fletcher, G Kattel, LA Barry, PS Gadd, H Heijnis, KS Jacobsen
Aim To assess whether climate directly influences aquatic ecosystem dynamics in the temperate landscape of Tasmania or whether the..
The changing role of fire in conifer-dominated temperate rainforest through the last 14,000 years
M-S Fletcher, DMJS Bowman, C Whitlock, M Mariani, L Stahle
Climate, fire and vegetation dynamics are often tightly coupled through time. Here, we use a 14 kyr sedimentary charcoal and polle..
Scientific Drilling of Sediments at Darwin Crater, Tasmania
A Lise-Pronovost, Michael Shawn Fletcher, Tom Mallett, Michela Mariani, Richard Lewis, Patricia Gadd, Andy IR Herries, Maarten Blaauw, Hendrik Heijnis, Dominic A Hodgson, Joel B Pedro
A 70 m long continental sediment record was recovered at Darwin Crater in western Tasmania, Australia. The sediment succession inc..
Coupling of the Intertropical Convergence Zone and Southern Hemisphere mid-latitude climate during the early to mid-Holocene
Michela Mariani, Michael-Shawn Fletcher, Russell N Drysdale, Krystyna M Saunders, Henk Heijnis, Geraldine Jacobsen, Atun Zawadzki
Conceptual models predict a tight coupling between the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and the Southern Westerly Winds (SWW)..