River Murray’s record low flow

The dramatic drop in water flowing through the River Murray between 1998 and 2008 was probably a once-in-1500-year event according to a new study by researchers at the University of Melbourne. The study reports that although streamflow has varied considerably in the last 200 years, there is a 98% chance that the streamflow deficit experienced … Continue reading River Murray’s record low flow

International Palaeoclimate meeting in The Age

Over 70 palaeoclimate scientists from across Australia and around the world were in Melbourne last week for the Aus2K regional workshop. The meeting was an opportunity for scientists to present the latest palaeoclimate reconstruction data for our region; information that will feed into the fifth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, due in … Continue reading International Palaeoclimate meeting in The Age

Palaeoclimate scientists to meet in Melbourne

International palaeoclimate researchers will visit Melbourne from 31 May - 2 June for the Past Global Changes (PAGES) Aus2k workshop, to be hosted by the University of Melbourne's School of Earth Sciences. The workshop will target the need for extended estimates of regional-scale climate variables to reduce uncertainties about climate change and its potential impacts … Continue reading Palaeoclimate scientists to meet in Melbourne