Eric C. J. Oliver

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The Tasman Sea off southeast Australia exhibited its longest and most intense marine heatwave ever recorded in 2015/16. Here we report on several inter-related aspects of this event: observed characteristics, physical drivers, ecological impacts and the role of climate change. This marine heatwave lasted for 251 days reaching a maximum intensity of 2.9 °C(More)
The Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) has been demonstrated to play a role in tropical cyclone (TC) activity around the globe in a number of recent studies. While the impact of the MJO on TCs in the Atlantic basin since themid-1970s has beenwell documented, a newly developed 107-yr-long index for theMJO allows for additional analysis of the impacts of theMJO(More)
As part of a special issue on natural hazards, this paper reviews the current state of scientific knowledge of Australian heatwaves. Over recent years, progress has been made in understanding both the causes of and changes to heatwaves. Relationships between atmospheric heatwaves and large-scale and synoptic variability have been identified, with increasing(More)
Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, 2 Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia, Oceans & Cryosphere, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of(More)
The Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) has been documented in previous studies to significantly impact tropical cyclone activity in all ocean basins. Most of these studies have utilized the Wheeler-Hendon index. This index is only available since 1974, the period over which remotely sensed outgoing longwave radiation data has been available. Our study utilizes(More)
D.G. Richards, P.B. Prangnell, P.J. Withers, S.W. Williams, A. Wescott, E.C Oliver Manchester Materials Science Centre, UMIST, Grosvenor St. Manchester, M1 7HS, UK. Cranfield University, Welding Engineering Research Centre, Bedfordshire, MK43 OAL, UK. BAE Systems, Optics and Laser Technology Department, Advanced Technology Centre, P.O. Box 5, FPC 267,(More)
The majority of sample positioning systems in use at neutron and synchrotron beam line facilities around the world, may be accurately described as serial robot manipulators, i.e. they comprise a series of rotating or translating links connected together in a chain, with the tool or sample that is to be manipulated attached to one end. This characterization(More)
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