Linden Ashcroft

View of Melbourne from the Observatory on Flagstaff Hill, 1858, by George Rowe. Image: The State Library of Victoria.

An overview of what I’m currently doing is available here.

I am a climate scientist and science communicator, currently teaching both topics at the University of Melbourne. I’m passionate about rescuing and analysing old weather data because it’s fascinating, and because learning about past climate will help us understand what the future will hold.

In 2017 and 2018 I worked as a climatologist and climate scientist at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. From late 2014 to 2017 I was a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Climate Change at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in southern Catalonia. Before that, I completed a PhD at The University of Melbourne.

This website contains links to scientific publications and presentations, as well as occasional blog posts on historical climatology, working in Spain, and general science and research things.

All content here is my opinion only, and does not reflect that of my employer.

To get in touch, please contact me via Twitter, in the comments section below, or at linden.ashcroft at