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Antarctic associations with Australian and South American cold outbreaks: Present and futureEntry ID: ASAC_2688
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)
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Start Date: 2005-10-01Stop Date: 2008-03-31
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
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.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 11 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 9344 7216
Fax: +61 3 9344 7761
Email: simmonds at unimelb.edu.au
University of Melbourne School of Earth Sciences
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3052
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
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
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-12