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What we do

Caroline Ummenhofer’s lab works all over the world, including Australia, East Africa, India, Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific and North Atlantic region, as well as the Southern Hemisphere extratropics. We primarily address climate variability and change in the hydrological cycle with an eye towards extreme events, such as floods and droughts, and their impacts on human and natural systems. The Indian Ocean and monsoon dynamics, impacts of climate on agriculture, and biological-physical interactions, for example for marine heatwaves, are other focus areas.

CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE

Our lab studies climate variability and change from year-to-year variations to long-term trends in the ocean-atmosphere system,as well as the resulting regional impacts on land. MORE…

HYDROLOGICAL CYCLE

In climate research, long datasets are invaluable. They help scientists to establish a baseline of weather and climate variability,  MORE…

HISTORICAL RECORDS

Historic documentation (e.g., navy, merchant, and whaling ship logbooks, colonial port records) contain untapped potential for daily, quantifiable maritime weather information. MORE…

CLIMATE AND OCEAN MODELS

We use climate models that employ quantitative methods to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and ice, to understand past, present and future climate. MORE…

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