First Fleet weather research in the news

Research into the treacherous weather conditions the First Fleet battled on the epic voyage to Australia has attracted a wealth of media attention this week. SEARCH lead researcher Joelle Gergis spoke with a range of media about the First Fleet weather reconstruction she prepared with Rob Allan and Philip Brohan of the UK Met Office: … Continue reading First Fleet weather research in the news

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

SEARCH Project featured in The University of Melbourne Voice

The University of Melbourne's Voice newspaper has featured The South-Eastern Australian Recent Climate History project on page 2 of its May edition. Lead researcher, Dr Joelle Gergis, discussed the background to this landmark linkage project, while project historian, Professor Don Garden outlined how historical documentary records would be utilised. The feature is available on The … Continue reading SEARCH Project featured in The University of Melbourne Voice

In the media: First settlers battled weather extremes

Australia's first European settlers had good reason to complain about the weather, according to a landmark Australian climate history project. Lead academics on the SEARCH project, Dr Joelle Gergis and Prof David Karoly recently conducted an analysis of the journals of Lieutenant William Dawes, outlining temperature conditions at Sydney Harbour in the early days of … Continue reading In the media: First settlers battled weather extremes