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Gippsland fires and floods

February 29, 2024 12:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Gippsland region of eastern Victoria experienced compounding fires and floods during the first week of October 2023 (Figure 1). Gippsland receives the bulk of its rainfall between late autumn and early spring. Temperatures during winter were above average while rainfall was below average, producing a dry landscape. September 2023 received less than 40% of the typical September rainfall. Dried vegetation is a critical ingredient for runaway wildfires, providing the fuel required for the unseasonably early bushfires. On 30th September, the warm, dry, gusty... View Article

Ocean warming: new study shows how ocean fronts have changed in oceanic hotspots and how this could impact global fisheries in the future

January 15, 2024 11:57 am Published by Comments Off on Ocean warming: new study shows how ocean fronts have changed in oceanic hotspots and how this could impact global fisheries in the future

Ocean fronts affect phytoplankton and marine food webs, including commercially important fisheries. As the ocean warms, any change in fronts could have considerable socio-economic impacts.