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

CLEX Seminar Series: Gerald A Meehl (NCAR)

https://youtu.be/9OCoGngY6CU On Thursday, April 8, 2021, Gerald A Meehl (NCAR). Seminar: Mutually interactive decadal-timescale processes connecting the tropical Atlantic and...

Research brief: accuracy of ground and satellite measurements For Precipitation evaluated

Picture: SpaceX Satellite. Credit: SpaceX (Pexels). The absence of ground observations in many parts of the world highlights the importance of satellite products for capturing...

Research brief: How internal waves drive mixing in the Southern Ocean

Picture: Breaking wave. Credit: Todd Turner (Unsplash). Internal waves are everywhere in the oceans. Like waves on the surface of the ocean that break on the beach, internal...

Research brief: How sudden stratospheric warming is useful for weather prediction

Picture: Cloud vortex. Credit: Neenu Vimalkumar unsplash The polar vortex – a strong jet that circumnavigates the stratospheric winter Pole at ∼10–50 km – is known to influence...

Research briefs

Research brief: New climate sensation scale can tell you how you feel

Picture: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, United States. Credit: Pure Virtual (Unsplash). The thermal sensation scale is a seven-point descriptive scale that has been used...

Research brief: Cold air below thunderstorms affects storm orientation

Picture: Storm cloud out to sea. Credit: Daniel Bernard Unsplash Over tropical oceans, individual thunderstorms often cluster together into a collection of thunderstorms. The way...

Research brief: The shortcomings of convection-resolving models

Picture (above): Storm front builds over Darwin. Credit: Take a Squiz Photos Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) A new paper by Martin Jucker and colleagues reveals the choice of a...

Research brief: What drives extreme heat events in spring?

Picture: Spring sun. Credit: Hrvoje Abraham-Milićević (Pexels). Maximum temperatures in Australia during spring have exceeded historic records on multiple occasions in recent...

CLEX Research programs

Extreme rainfall

Drought

Heatwaves and cold air outbreaks

Climate variability and teleconnections