CLEX, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

The Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) is an international research consortium of five Australian universities and a network of outstanding national and international partner organizations supported by the Australian Research Council.

Climate extremes are the confluence of high impact weather and climate variability. The Centre will improve our understanding of the processes that trigger or enhance extremes and build this understanding into our modelling systems. The improved predictions of climate extremes will help Australia cope with extremes now and in the future.

Breaking news

Position Vacant: Research Fellow – Weather and Climate Interactions program (Monash hub)

Picture: Southwestern Australia pre-winter storm. Credit: NASA Job No.: 622907 Location: Clayton campus Employment Type: Full-time Duration: 30-month fixed-term...

Position vacant: Research Fellow, Attribution and Risk program (Monash Hub)

Picture: Hurricanes Iselle and Julio Nearing the Hawaiian Islands. Credit: NASA. Job No.: 622857 Location: Clayton campus Employment Type: Full-time ...

Research brief: Evapotranspiration shows an increasing trend since 1980

Picture: Trees in the mist. Credit: Johannes Plenio (Pexels). Climate change is affecting the amount of water evaporating (from soils and surfaces) and transpiring (evaporating...

A List of Common Unspoken Knowledge for Postgrad Climate Students

Picture: Looking at the globe. Credit: Nastya Sensei. by Kimberley ReidIn 2020, I contributed to an international project where I had to apply my object identification algorithm...

Research briefs

Research brief: A simple model could forecast ENSO and PDO

Our climate by its very nature is variable, over the course of days, weeks, seasons and beyond. Some of these embedded variations can occur over very long periods of time in...

Research brief: What caused the rapid decline in Antarctic sea ice in 2016?

IAntarctic sea ice extent underwent a rapid decline in the spring of 2016 and is still well below average now. CLEX researchers have tied the decline to natural variability of...

Research brief: Do high-resolution models improve the simulation of precipitation?

Picture: Water droplets. Credit: Inspired Images (Pixabay). Using finer grids in global climate models could improve the simulation of precipitation extremes. This is an expected...

Research brief: The interaction of ocean basins may improve long-term climate predictions

Picture: Ocean around the Maldives. Credit: Asad Photo (Pexels). The global ocean has slow fluctuations that can be exploited to predict the climate over the next year to a...

CLEX Research programs

Extreme rainfall

Drought

Heatwaves and cold air outbreaks

Climate variability and teleconnections