Regional reanalysis for precipitation data over Australia

Figure 1 Annual precipitation across Australia (a) Gauge data, (b) AWAP, (c) BARRA-R, (d) ERA-Interim. Figure adapted from Acharya et al., 2019.

Rainfall observations are important inputs for hydrometeorological applications. However, preparing a spatially and temporally consistent rainfall dataset is still a challenge because of sparse point measurements. One potentially valuable source of rainfall data with consistent spatial and temporal […]

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Explaining historical decreases in flooding

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Across large parts of Australia and the world flood magnitudes have decreased while rainfalls have increased. Our recently published research explains this apparent paradox: soils (or antecedent conditions) are becoming drier before it rains, meaning that, when it […]

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Slowing climate change could reverse drying in the subtropics

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As the planet warms, subtropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere, including parts of southern Australia and southern Africa, are drying. These trends include major drought events such as Cape Town’s “Day Zero” in 2018. Climate projections suggest this […]

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