Why drought-busting rain depends on the tropical oceans

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Recent helpful rains dampened fire grounds and gave many farmers a reason to cheer. But much of southeast Australia remains in severe drought. Australia is no stranger to drought, but the current one stands out when looking at […]

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Groundwater and drought

Bore water tank during drought near Mossgiel, NSW. November 2002. (Source: Gregory Heath)

Drought is in the news here in New South Wales, Australia. But how are rainfall, drought and groundwater related? First, we need to understand what drought is. Is it a water shortage? Or a lack of rainfall? Or […]

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

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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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