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1000 year old ice core history allows new drought risk scenarios


Vance, TR and Kiem, A, 1000 year old ice core history allows new drought risk scenarios, PM - Felicity Ogilvie, ABC News, Hobart, Tasmania, 16 December 2014 (2014) [Media Interview]

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An ice core from Antarctica has allowed scientists to look 1000 back into the drought history of Queensland and New South Wales. The climate history in the ice core shows that there were eight droughts in the last millennium that lasted more than five years, with one of the so-called mega droughts lasting for almost 40 years. Scientists will use the information to run new drought risk scenarios through water supplies in cities like Sydney. Felicity Ogilvie reports.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:ice core, climate history, Antarctica, Casey Station
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Palaeoclimatology
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:97714
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2015-01-09
Last Modified:2015-01-09
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