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Sprigg Lecture series: Australia’s tempestuous relationship with wild fire – past, present and future

November 12, 2019 6:00 pm Published by 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

Research brief: Influence of the Madden-Julian oscillation on Costa Rican mid-summer drought timing

September 27, 2018 9:56 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Influence of the Madden-Julian oscillation on Costa Rican mid-summer drought timing

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.