Gauging in the rain

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Measuring how much water falls from the sky is more complicated than it seems. To improve measurements, researchers are looking at umbrellas, hydrophones, and gamma ray detectors. How much did we get today? It seems like a simple […]

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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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Insurers urge Morrison to take on climate action

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General insurers have lost no time in calling on the re-elected Morrison government to put a “greater focus” on natural disaster mitigation following the Coalition’s shock win in Saturday’s federal election. In a statement congratulating Prime Minister Scott […]

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