Should we be preparing for an El Niño in 2014?
By Wenju Cai, Principal Research Scientist, Wealth from Oceans Flagship Recently speculation has been rife that the end of 2014 […]
Explainer – What are heatwaves?
It's likely human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century, due to increases in greenhouse gases.
When all the air conditioners run at once
The peaks and troughs of electricity demand can actually mean higher electricity prices. So here's how we can ease the load on the grid during these times.
Reading the Indian Ocean: more drought and bushfires ahead
An international team of scientists has confirmed links between an Indian Ocean phenomenon and extreme weather events in southeast Australia.
How oceans help predict extreme weather
Imagine if we could better predict when Australia could be hit by that awful dry hot weather that makes us […]
Windy weather, dusty days ahead?
By Claire Harris In the last couple of days, uncomfortably strong winds swept through South Australia, New South Wales and […]
Facebook helps solve weather station mystery in Timor-Leste
By Claire Harris We often hear that Facebook is used to post inane personal updates and share funny cat photos, […]
What do red dragonflies mean?
The Gooniyandi people of the Fitzroy Valley in the tropical Kimberley region of Western Australia know that the appearance of red dragonflies is a much better indicator of the march of seasons than a glance at the old wall calendar.
Seasonal climate forecasts: reading tea-leaves in a digital age
By Peter McIntosh, Principal Research Scientist, Marine and Atmospheric Research. Tea-leaves, entrails, cockatoos: we all want to forecast the future. […]
By Adam Harper Deep in the woods of regional Victoria, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d walked onto the […]
Goodness, gracious, great balls of lightning
Sightings of balls of lightning have been made for centuries around the world – usually the size of a grapefruit […]