Nathanael Melia

Nathanael Melia
Victoria University of Wellington ·  School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

PhD

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Additional affiliations
April 2016 - April 2017
University of Reading
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2012 - April 2016
University of Reading
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (12)
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The continuing decline in Arctic sea-ice will likely lead to increased human activity and opportunities for shipping in the region, suggesting that seasonal predictions of route openings will become ever more important. Here we present results from a set of 'perfect model' experiments to assess the predictability characteristics of the opening of A...
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The observed decline in Arctic sea ice is projected to continue, opening shorter trade routes across the Arctic Ocean, with potentially global economic implications. Here we quantify, using CMIP5 global climate model simulations calibrated to remove spatial biases, how projected sea ice loss might increase opportunities for Arctic-transit shipping....
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The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth; satellite observations have revealed the region is losing sea ice at a dramatic rate and this decline is expected to continue. This loss of sea ice is creating opportunities for shorter global trade links between East Asia and the UK via the Arctic. The Northern Sea Route and Northwest Passa...
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Projections of Arctic sea ice thickness (SIT) have the potential to inform stakeholders about accessibility to the region, but are currently rather uncertain. The latest suite of CMIP5 global climate models (GCMs) produce a wide range of simulated SIT in the historical period (1979–2014) and exhibit various biases when compared with the Pan-Arctic...
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Using lessons from idealised predictability experiments, we discuss some issues and perspectives on the design of operational seasonal to inter-annual Arctic sea-ice prediction systems. We first review the opportunities to use a hierarchy of different types of experiment to learn about the predictability of Arctic climate. We also examine key issue...
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The measurement of forestry trials is a costly and time-consuming process. Over the past few years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have provided some significant developments that could improve cost and time efficiencies. However, little research has examined the accuracies of these technologies for measuring young trees. This study compared the d...
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The application of fertiliser is an important silvicultural practice that can induce significant increases in tree growth. However, as responses to fertilisation vary widely, the accurate identification of infertile stands is critical to ensure that this treatment is applied in a cost-effective manner. Through synthesising literature from a range o...
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Determining the magnitude of climate change effects is crucial for informing national economic strategies, forest management and offsetting increasing carbon emissions. This study synthesizes predicted climate change impacts and future biosecurity threats to New Zealand’s plantation forests. Projected productivity increases for radiata pine (Pinus...
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The continuing decline in Arctic sea-ice will likely lead to increased human activity and opportunities for shipping in the region, suggesting that seasonal predictions of route openings will become ever more important. Here we present results from a set of 'perfect model' experiments to assess the predictability characteristics of the opening of A...
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A synthesis-oriented activity organized by ACCESS was a combined cross-sectoral summer school and synthesis meeting in Bremen, Germany. The summer school involved young scientists. It provided an excellent opportunity for them to listen, discuss and interact with experts representing the scientific and economic areas relevant for the Arctic. Furthe...

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Projects (2)
Project
To quantify when shipping will be able to reliably sail trans-Arctic routes
Project
Applying the potential predictability experiments of the APPOSITE project to determine the predictability characteristics of GCMs for seasonal to inter-annual sea route openings.