A new study with Centre of Excellence researchers warns that changes in springtime winds high above the South Pole could trigger higher than usual heat waves and fire-prone weather conditions in Australia.
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Sprigg Lecture series: Australia’s tempestuous relationship with wild fire – past, present and futureOctober 14, 2019 3:33 pm Leave your thoughts
Sprigg lecture series: Australia’s tempestuous relationship with wildfire – past, present and future Join Professor Bob Hill and Dr Mika Peace as they present two perspectives on Australia’s relationship with wildfire – the evolution of fire-adapted vegetation, and how complex weather patterns drive fire behaviour in the Australian landscape. Professor Bob Hill is the Director of the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute. He has PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Adelaide and has held academic positions at James Cook University,... View Article
Five of the nation's leading fire weather experts discuss Black Saturday and the decade of research since—which has changed the way we forecast and respond to current and future bushfire events.
The Central American mid‐summer drought (MSD) is the decline in rainfall during the middle of the wet season over Central America, which has been shown to have strong effects on agriculture and bushfires in Costa Rica. The Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) has been shown to influence Costa Rican rainfall on intra‐seasonal time scales, and therefore may be important to the MSD. This research aims to find the connection between the MJO and MSD.