Antarctic associations with Australian and South American cold outbreaks: Present and future
Entry ID: ASAC_2688

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Summary
Abstract: Preliminary Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2688
See the link below for public details on this project.

'Cold outbreaks' are severe meteorological events which have significant impacts on many aspects economic and social life in midlatitude communities. This project will lead to a better scientific understanding of these events, and particularly will quantify the role played by the Antarctic topography and sea ice. The research will reveal how their frequency and intensity have changed over recent decades, and how these might be expected to change under global warming.

This project used data from various sources for it's analysis, and as such did not produce any data of it's own. The findings are presented in various publications, some of which are available for download to AAD staff only at the provided URL.

Data sources included:
Station data of daily maximum temperature and rainfall for Melbourne and Perth
Australian Bureau of Meteorology

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) (Washington USA) reanalysis

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (Reading, UK) ERA-40 Re-Analysis dataset

Sea ice data from National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) (Boulder, USA)

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Public information for ASAC project 2688


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Download point for the papers


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Station data of daily maximum temperature and rainfall for Melbourne and Perth - Bureau of Meteorology


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) (Washington USA) reanalysis


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (Reading, UK) ERA-40 Re-Analysis dataset


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Sea ice data from National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) (Boulder, USA)


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset


Geographic Coverage
 N: -60.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-10-01
Stop Date: 2008-03-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TEMPERATURE INDICES


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Quality
The Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only, and represent the beginning and end of the 2005 - 2008 Antarctic seasons.
The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.


Access Constraints
PDF copies of some of the publications associated with this project are available for download to AAD staff only at the provided URL.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_2688 when using these data.


Keywords
cold outbreaks
global warming
climate change


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Size: 11 MB
Distribution_Format: pdf
Fees: Free


Personnel
IAN SIMMONDS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 9344 7216
Fax: +61 3 9344 7761
Email: simmonds at unimelb.edu.au
Contact Address:
University of Melbourne
School of Earth Sciences
City: PARKVILLE
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3052
Country: Australia


DAVE J. CONNELL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Publications/References
Ashcroft, L.C., Pezza, A.B. and Simmonds, I. (2010), Indian Ocean influences on cold events over southern Australia, Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, 40, WMO/TD-No

Ashcroft, L.C., Pezza, A.B. and Simmonds, I. (2009), Cold outbreaks in southern Australia: synoptic mechanisms and planetary links, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, Melbourne, Australia, 9-13 February 2009

Ashcroft, L.C., Pezza, A.B. and Simmonds, I. (2009), Cold events over southern Australia: Synoptic climatology and hemispheric structure, Journal of Climate, 22, 6679-6698

Simmonds, S. (2009), Issues relevant for Southern Hemisphere polar latitudes and Antarctica, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.bom.gov.au/events/9icshmo/, 9-13 February 2009

Pezza, A.B., Durrant, T. and Simmonds, I. (2008), Southern Hemisphere synoptic behavior in extreme phases of SAM, ENSO, sea ice extent and southern Australia rainfall, Journal of Climate, 21, 5566-5584

Pezza, A.B. and Simmonds, I. (2008), Large-scale factors in tropical and extratropical cyclone transition and extreme weather events, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1146, 189-211

Veiga, J.A.P., Pezza, A.B., Simmonds, I. and Silva Dias, P.L. (2008), An analysis of the environmental energetics associated with the transition of the first South Atlantic hurricane, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L15806

Pezza, A.B., Simmonds, I., Veiga, J.A.P. and da Silva Dias, P.L. (2008), Cyclone transitions and weather extremes, XV CBMET Congresso Brazileiro de Meteorologica, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 5pp, 24-29 August, 2008

Pezza, A.B., Veiga, J.A.P., Simmonds, I. and da Silva Dias, P.L. (2008), 'Energy box diagram' investigation of South Atlantic hurricane Catarina, Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, 38, WMO/TD-No.

Pezza, A.B., Durrant, T., Simmonds, I. and Smith, I. (2007), Southern sea ice, cyclone behaviour and rainfall in Melbourne and Perth, Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, 37, WMO/T-No. 1397 2.23-2.24

Ashcroft, L. (2007), Polar outbreaks over Southern Australia: Synoptic mechanisms and planetary links, Honours Thesis, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, 103pp

Pezza, A.B., Ambrizzi, T. and Simmonds, I. (2006), Polar outbreaks in South America: Synoptic climatology of cyclone/anticyclone behavior, extreme cases in high latitudes and frost events over 1888-2005 in Sao Paulo, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, Foz do Iguazu, Brazil, 1909-1917, 24-28 April 2006

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29

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