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Climate Change

The oceanography of the east coast of Australia is dominated by the East Australian Current (EAC), which sweeps down the NSW coast from the Coral Sea.  This warm water current is increasing in strength, and influencing our coastline as far south as Tasmania.  These changes in the EAC make South-East Australia a global hot spot for climate change.  SIMS is thus ideally placed for studying both the casuses and impacts of climate change in marine systems.  This includes research into the effects of ocean warming, sea level rise and ocean acidification through increased levels of CO2 in seawater.


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