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Daily Archives: May 12, 2014

  • Changing winds send Australia’s rain to Antarctica

    Changing winds send Australia’s rain to Antarctica

    Models run at NCI have revealed why southern Australia is recording more droughts.Using the NCI supercomputing facilities, Dr Steven Phipps from UNSW discovered that greenhouse gases have disrupted the winds that deliver rain to southern Australia, pushing them towards Antarctica instead.“I ran a whole suite of climate model simulations to evaluate how different climate drivers might have played a role in the trends we’ve seen in the Southern Ocean winds,” he said.“I found that prior to the 20th century, the ... Read More

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