Making connections through HEPEX – A CSIRO experience


HEPEX has a reputation as a strong community of like-minded, supportive researchers and practitioners who are collectively bent on significantly advancing the science and applications of ensemble hydrological forecasting. HEPEX provides a unique forum where meeting people and […]

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After Tasmania’s year of disasters, bushfire tops the state’s growing list of natural hazards


Tasmania has had a damaging year, with the island state hit by a series of bushfires and floods. Now a comprehensive new assessment of Tasmania’s exposure to natural disasters shows that bushfire remains the number one hazard to […]

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Two types of La Niña and only one brings rain


While Australia often gets less rain during El Niño conditions, the effect of La Niña conditions is less clear cut. New research has found why. The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the strongest ocean-atmospheric coupled mode over the tropical Pacific Ocean, causing an inter-annual oscillation in the climate system […]

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The Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than we realised


In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, no one would have thought that their burning of fossil fuels would have an almost immediate effect on the climate. But our new study, published today in Nature, reveals that […]

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The quest for better global precipitation data


Information on precipitation is essential for almost any hydrological study. Unfortunately, precipitation is also one of the most difficult to estimate meteorological variables, due its tremendous spatio-temporal heterogeneity, particularly in tropical, mountainous, and snow-dominated regions. Over the past […]

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