Congratulations to our Staff members who received Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grants for 2015

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Dr Fiona Johnson and Prof Ashish Sharma lead a $300,000 project with NSW Office of Water to provide a framework for evaluating climate models on their representation of drought drivers and then use this information to develop improved downscaling schemes.

Full details are provided in the table below:

 

Chief Investigator(s)
CVEN Staff in bold

Project details   

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Dr Fiona Johnson,

Prof Ashish Sharma,

Dr Shahadat Chowdhury,

Mr Richard Beecham

The project aims to develop a new method for understanding drought drivers in eastern Australia and how well these are portrayed by climate models. The intended outcome of the project is to provide a framework for evaluating climate models on their representation of drought drivers and then use this information to develop improved downscaling schemes. Traditional downscaling approaches do not capture changes in variability in rainfall and evaporation at interannual and interdecadal timescales. This project aims to address this problem by providing a comprehensive drought downscaling framework which will provide inputs to water sharing plans that can be used to assess the future risks of droughts in catchments across New South Wales

NSW OFFICE OF

WATER

$300,000