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Cold, hard facts on rain


Vance, TR, Cold, hard facts on rain, The Mercury - Michelle Paine, The Mercury, Hobart, Australia, August 30, 2012, Online (2012) [Newspaper Article]


TASMANIAN scientists have used Antarctic ice to reveal a profound drying of eastern Australia over the past 1000 years. Unlike Europe, Australia lacks trees with rings that show changes in rain patterns, with normal Australian climate records only going back about 100 years. However, a team led by Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre glaciologist Tessa Vance collected ice core samples that provided 1000 years of rainfall data. The research by Dr Vance and colleagues at the University of Tasmania showed a direct correlation between the eastern Australian rainfall record and the sea salts deposited by winds at Low Dome in East Antarctica.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:ice core, Law Dome, Antarctica, eastern Australian rainfall record
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Vance, TR (Dr Tessa Vance)
ID Code:91002
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-05-06
Last Modified:2014-05-06

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