Climate History Australia is a landmark initiative to reconstruct Australian climate over past centuries.
Using historical records, our team pieces together past climate variability and extremes to understand their influence on Australian society over time. Understanding the past helps scientists estimate Australia’s vulnerability to continued climate change.
Our researchers won the 2014 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research – informally known as the ‘Oscars of Australian Science’ – for reconstructing south-eastern Australian climate over the past 1000 years.
In the coming months, we’re launching a new citizen science project to develop Australia’s longest weather records. We’ll need volunteers to help us explore historical weather observations to further extend Australia’s climate record. Click here to sign up.