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Groundwater – making the invisible visible

Groundwater – making the invisible visible

Groundwater – more literally, underground water – accounts for approximately 30% of Australia's water use. But because it can't be seen like rivers and lakes, many people don't know about it. So how can we 'see' this important but invisible resource? Who uses groundwater? A large proportion of...

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Annual Climate Statement 2021: wetter and warmer than average

Annual Climate Statement 2021: wetter and warmer than average

The Annual Climate Statement for 2021 wraps up a year of weather and climate impacts in Australia. In the west, Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja was the southernmost cyclone to make landfall since the 1950s. Eastern Australia saw significant widespread flooding in March and November. Temperatures were warmer than...

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Flying safer skies: weather forecasting for air travel

Flying safer skies: weather forecasting for air travel

You’re probably dreaming of the weather at your destination when you head off on a flight. But for airlines it’s the weather while you’re travelling that counts. To get you there safely, minimise delays and run their business efficiently they rely on specialised weather information. So, what...

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Amazing weather photos: art and science join forces

Amazing weather photos: art and science join forces

It's weather as you may never have seen it before. A year's worth of unusual, creative or rarely photographed weather sights. These spectacular photos are the winners of our competition and feature in the 2022 Australian Weather Calendar. Find out what's happening in the atmosphere to produce these fascinating and...

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Ocean modelling combats deadly oyster virus

Ocean modelling combats deadly oyster virus

Few people outside the oyster industry have heard of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS). Unfortunately, for Australian oyster farmers, the virus is a serious challenge. Outbreaks can cause millions of dollars of damage to oyster stocks. So, what is the virus and how does ocean modelling help protect the...

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