New ENSO and Climate Change Research for the Pacific in Nature [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
You may be interested to know that Dr Scott Power from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, was recently interviewed by ABC News and Radio Australia concerning his team’s finding that current climate models show that the Pacific can expect more extreme weather due to the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and associated El Niño and La Niña climate patterns being affected by climate change. This research has been delivered as part of the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning program (PACCSAP) and the Australian Climate Change Science Program (ACCSP), funded by the Australian Government through the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research; a collaboration between the Bureau and CSIRO.
This research was recently published in the latest edition of the international science journal, Nature and can be accessed here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v502/n7472/full/nature12580.html
The ABC News interview with Dr Power can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J47hCNVCh8s
The interview on Radio Australia can be accessed here: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/research-shows-climate-change-is-causing-issues-for-el-nino/1204674
A review of the paper by the BBC is also available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24494398
As part of the PACCSAP program, this paper is the latest output from more than four years of research into large-scale climate features in the Pacific such as ENSO and predictions of possible changes to these features due to climate change.
Recently the PACCSAP program also launched two animations which examine the effects of ENSO in the Pacific. These animations and further information about the PACCSAP program are available at www.pacificclimatechangescience.org<http://www.pacificclimatechangescience.org/>.