Tag: Australia

Australian Reef Skeletons

Rebecca Green and James Paton Gilmour May 21, 2019 Diving on the remote coral reefs in the north of Western Australia during the world’s worst bleaching event in 2016, the first thing I noticed was the heat. It was like diving into a warm bath, with surface temperatures of […]

Indian Ocean influences on Australian climate

Understanding the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) Sea surface temperatures Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures impact rainfall and temperature patterns over Australia. Warmer than average sea surface temperatures can provide more moisture for frontal systems and lows crossing Australia. Indian Ocean Dipole Sustained changes in the difference between sea […]