Datasets for Indices of Climate Extremes

Project Team

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Lisa Alexander, Project Leader

lisa Lisa is a Senior Lecturer at the Climate Change Research Centre and co-lead of the "extremes theme" of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Systems Science. Her work mainly focuses on the creation of observational datasets and their comparison with state of the art climate models. She started this project through frustration at being unable to easily access, share and update datasets.

Markus Donat, Research Associate

markus Markus is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Climate Change Research Centre. He is interested in understanding climate extreme events and their changes, in relation to both natural variability and global warming. In this context, Markus is also interested in the uncertainties associated with observational and climate model data.

Yoichi Takayama, Web/Java Programmer

yoichi Yoichi is a System Architect/programmer. He has been developing Web/Java applications in educational field since 2000. He has published research papers on the use of collaborative technology and workflows in Web-based software. He is also a member of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, who oversees development of international standards for software in education, learning and training. He is responsible for developing CLIMDEX Web site.

Hongang Yang, Programmer

hongang Hongang is a research associate at the Climate Change Research Centre. For this project he mainly works to develop and improve the programs that are used to deliver the data available on this website in a standard format.

The University of Melbourne

David Karoly, Chief Investigator

david David is a Professor of Climate Science in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne and co-lead of the "extremes theme" of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Systems Science. His research spans a wide range of topics on improving understanding of the causes of climate variability and climate change through comparison of observational data and climate model simulations. His interests in climate extremes arose because many of the impacts of climate on natural and human systems arise through extremes.

The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

Russ Vose, Partner Investigator

russ Russ is a Supervisory Physical Scientist at the National Climatic Data Center, which is part of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His work primarily focuses on integrating climate observations and documenting climatic change.

Imke Durre, Partner Investigator

imke Imke is a Physical Scientist at the U.S. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. Her work focuses on the creation of global-scale surface and upper-air data sets and on the derivation of a variety of climatological products from these data sets.

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)

Francis Zwiers, Partner Investigator

francis Francis is the Director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium at the University of Victoria, which provides regional climate services to users in British Columbia, Canada, and surrounding areas. His expertise is in the application of statistical methods to climate problems and current research deals with whether human influence is affecting observed climate and weather extremes.

Environment Canada

Xuebin Zhang, Partner Investigator

xuebin Xuebin is a Research Scientist and Theme Lead of Climate Change Detection and Analysis of the Science and Technology Branch of Environment Canada.