New publication: The role of ocean gateways in the dynamics and sensitivity to wind stress of the early Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Posted on 24th February 2015

D. R. Munday, H. L. Johnson and D. P. Marshall (2015) The role of ocean gateways in the dynamics and sensitivity to wind stress of the early Antarctic Circumpolar Current Paleoceanography DOI: 10.1002/2014PA002675 Abstract The date of inception of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current is debated due to uncertainty in the relative opening times of Drake […]

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New publication: Impact of hindcast length on estimates of seasonal climate predictability

Posted on 24th February 2015

W. Shi, N. Schaller, D. MacLeod, T.N. Palmer and A. Weisheimer (2015) Impact of hindcast length on estimates of seasonal climate predictability Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062829 Abstract It has recently been argued that single-model seasonal forecast ensembles are overdispersive, implying that the real world is more predictable than indicated by estimates of so-called perfect-model […]

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New publication: Orbital-scale climate variability in Arabia as a potential motor for human dispersals

Posted on 19th February 2015

Ash Parton, Tom S. White, Adrian G. Parker, Paul S. Breeze, Richard Jennings, Huw S. Groucutt, Michael D. Petraglia (2015) Orbital-scale climate variability in Arabia as a potential motor for human dispersals Quaternary International doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.01.005 Abstract The Arabian Peninsula is situated at an important crossroads for the movement of Pleistocene human populations out of, and […]

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New publication: Deconstructing the climate change response of the Northern Hemisphere wintertime storm tracks

Posted on 11th February 2015

B. J. Harvey, L. C. Shaffrey, T. J. Woollings (2015) Deconstructing the climate change response of the Northern Hemisphere wintertime storm tracks Climate Dynamics DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2510-8 Abstract There are large uncertainties in the circulation response of the atmosphere to climate change. One manifestation of this is the substantial spread in projections for the extratropical storm […]

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New publication: Autonomous adaptation to global environmental change in peri-urban settlements: Evidence of a growing culture of innovation and revitalisation in Mathare Valley Slums, Nairobi

Posted on 11th February 2015

Jessica Thorn, Thomas F. Thornton, Ariella Helfgott (2015) Autonomous adaptation to global environmental change in peri-urban settlements: Evidence of a growing culture of innovation and revitalisation in Mathare Valley Slums, Nairobi Global Environmental Change, 31, 121–131 doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.12.009 Abstract The growth of peri-urban areas is increasingly recognised as a dominant planning and urban design challenge for […]

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