Meet our Harden Up climate science experts

Meet our Harden Up climate science experts

Harden Up presents some of the world's leading atmospheric scientists and oceanographers who have offered their insights to help raise awareness about the role of oceans in a warming planet, and severe weather risks ahead. The scientists below have volunteered their time to help Green Cross Australia to produce a special video series about Queensland's climate and severe weather risks. Meet the this special group here.

The video interviews below were conducted by Green Cross Australia volunteer Lisa Wilhelmseder (in Hobart) and by Green Cross Australia CEO Mara Bun (in Brisbane and in NASA's Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena California).

Our thanks to the NASA/JPL climate research and communications teams for their contribution to Harden Up.


MEET: CSIRO's John Church

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CSIRO's John Church, Fellow at the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Change. Check out video interviews with John who is lead author of the most recent IPCC chapter on sea level rise:


MEET: NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab's Josh Willis

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NASA/JPL's Josh WIllis: Leads the "Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean" (ECCO) project which produces sustained estimates of the complete global three-dimensional state of the ocean by assimilating observations with ocean circulation models.


MEET: NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab's Bill Patzert

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NASA/JPL's Bill Patzert: American Geophysical Union Athelstan Spilhaus Award (2010) for devoting portion of his life to expressing the excitement, significance and beauty of Earth and space science to the general public.

MEET: NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab's Eric Fetzer

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NASA/JPL's Eric Fetzer: Projects include the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, AIRS, an instrument whose goal is to support climate research and improved weather forecasting.


MEET: CSIRO's Andrew Ash

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CSIRO's Andrew Ash: Dr Ash is DIrector of CSIRO's Climate Change Adaptation Flagship and has over 20 years' experience in understanding how climate, grazing and fire influence the productivity and health of agriculture and ecosystems in northern Australia.