• Climate Change & The Effects Of IOD On Australian Weather

    A little known weather system – the Indian Ocean Dipole – is a bigger factor in driving drought in Australia than El Nino. Droughts like the Millennium Drought appear to come at times where the Indian Ocean is in an unusual state. Ben Deakin explains how it works.

    The Toowoomba Regional Council is suing the Federal Government over its management of land contaminated by firefighting foam. The southern Queensland council claims the government has been negligent.

    Trees cleared for a bypass in Central Victoria will be used to make new homes for native animals in the state’s north west. 250,000 tonnes of red gums have arrived at Ned’s Corner, a 30,000 hectare conservation park an hour west of Mildura.

    This week, millions of Christmas Island red crabs dropped their eggs into the sea under the moonlight. The spawning event only happens once a year. Tom Joyner was there to see it.

    Credits ABC NEWS Presenter Sinéad Mangan    ABC NEWS: 2018, the year of the Indian Ocean Dipole:

 

Effects of IOD on Australian Weather Explained:

 

Follow these links to learn more about IOD

 

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Australia: The Land Where Time Began: 

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ABC NEWS – STUDY:

Australian Bureau Of Meteorology :

  1. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/updates/articles/a020.shtml
  2. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

 

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