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Marine heatwaves in the Tasman Sea: future projections

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Kajtar, J and Holbrook, NJ and Hernaman, V, Marine heatwaves in the Tasman Sea: 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 Tasman Sea is a global hotspot for ocean warming, with sea temperatures rising faster than the global average rate. The two most intense marine heatwaves in this region have occurred in recent years (2015/16 and 2017/18), causing widespread impacts to the regional ecology and ocean-dependent industries. Earth System and Climate Change Hub researchers have investigated the likelihood of marine heatwaves with a similar intensity and duration to these two events occurring in the Tasman Sea in the future.

Item Details

Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:marine heatwaves, climate, projections, CMIP5, Tasman Sea
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:148966
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2022-02-25
Last Modified:2022-02-28
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