Fewer large waves projected for eastern Australia due to decreasing storminess

Large ocean waves are predominantly caused by winds associated with extratropical cyclones. However, these winds are poorly represented in current global climate models, making wave projection difficult. A statistical study of large wave occurence in eastern Australia is applied to different climate models, allowing conclusions to be drawn about anthropogenic influence and improving wave projections.

Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/nclimate2142


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