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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