Dr David Jones has a PhD in Meteorology/Climate, A BSc majoring in meteorology, chemisty and mathematics, and a Graduate Dipolma in Forecasting.
David Jones received his PhD from the Earth of School Science at Melbourne University. His research has covered numerous aspects of climate including seasonal prediction, spatial analysis, climate change monitoring and climate change detection.
Dr David Jones is Manager of Climate Monitoring and Prediction at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The Climate Monitoring and Prediction Sections of the Bureau are responsible for monitoring Australian climate variability and change, and the prediction of Australian climate on intraseasonal (a few weeks) to interannual timescales.
The Bureau presently operates under the authority of the Meteorology Act 1955, which requires it to report on the state of the atmosphere and oceans in support of Australia's social, economic, cultural and environmental goals. David Jones does not consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.
The summer of 2015-2016 was one of the hottest on record in Australia. But it has also been hot in the waters surrounding the nation: the hottest summer on record, in fact. Difference in summer sea surface...