Artwork by John Longstaff depicting a fire in the Gippsland region (1898). Image courtesy the State Library of Victoria.

Understanding why Australia’s extreme events are becoming more frequent and intense

The year 2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest year on record. These two factors combined to create the worst bushfire and drought conditions since the Bureau of Meteorology's daily weather observations began in 1910. After the record-shattering year that the country has just experienced, our team attended the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society annual meeting and international conference in Fremantle, WA, in February this year. ...

A moonbow is uncovered

PhD student Linden Ashcroft came across a rare meteorological phenomenon when looking through some early instrumental data given to the SEARCH project by a former CSIRO scientist Derek Reid. Derek Reid One of the scientists who conducted pioneering research into early instrumental data in Australia was Derek Reid. Before his retirement from CSIRO in 2008, … Continue reading A moonbow is uncovered