VCE Physics Conference 2021
February 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Date: Friday 19 February 2021
$99.00 for STAV Individual Members
$199.00 for STAV School Members
$260.00 for Non Members
$49.00 for Preservice teachers (must provide a copy of your student i.d)
Professor Todd Lane, The University of Melbourne
Todd Lane is a Professor in atmospheric science at The University of Melbourne and the Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. He is the former President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Todd Lane completed his PhD at Monash University, held research scientist positions at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, and then commenced an academic position at The University of Melbourne where he has been since 2005. His research spans a range of topics in climate science, including extreme rainfall, bushfire weather, thunderstorms, and atmospheric modelling.
“Telling the future: the latest advances in climate modelling”
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing future generations, with the promise of increasing temperature and changes to our extreme weather. Predictions of future climate come from climate models, which are complex computational models based on the fundamental laws of physics. In this talk I will cover the basics of climate modelling and how climate models will improve in the future. I will also explain how some aspects of model predictions of future climate are uncertain, but how we use our physical understanding to supplement those uncertainties.