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Marine heatwaves off Western Australia: future projections

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Kajtar, J and Holbrook, NJ and Hernaman, V, Marine heatwaves off Western Australia: future projections, The Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub Project 5.8 - Marine and coastal climate services for extremes, National Environmental Science Programme, Australia (2021) [Report Other]


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Abstract

As our climate has warmed, the severity, duration and frequency of marine heatwaves periods of abnormally high temperatures in the ocean have increased. The Western Australian coast experienced its most devastating marine heatwave event in 2011. It caused widespread impacts to the local environment, ecology and ocean-dependant industries. Earth System and Climate Change Hub researchers have investigated the likelihood of marine heatwaves with a similar intensity and duration occurring on the coast of Western Australia in the future.

Item Details

Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:marine heatwaves, climate, projections, CMIP5, Western Australia
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Kajtar, J (Dr Jules Kajtar)
UTAS Author:Holbrook, NJ (Professor Neil Holbrook)
ID Code:148965
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2022-02-25
Last Modified:2022-02-28
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