To understand how storms batter Australia, we need a fresh deluge of data


Storms, wind and hail do a lot of damage to Australians and their property. The 1999 Sydney hailstorm, for instance, cost A$1.7 billion in insured losses. That makes it the biggest single insurance loss in Australian history; in […]

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Planning for a rainy day: there’s still lots to learn about Australia’s flood patterns


Recent floods in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria have reminded us of the power of our weather and rivers to wreak havoc on homes, business and even, tragically, lives. The journal Climatic Change has published a […]

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