Monthly Archives: January 2011

Queensland Rain: Quick ‘n’ Dirty Climatology

My last post, on the connection between the equatorial Pacific Ocean and the floods in Eastern Australia, closed with a graph of the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) over the past 40 years, and with an assertion that major rains and … Continue reading

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Blame La Niña for Brisbane Floods

Heavy rains in Eastern Australia have been in the news lately. Rivers near Brisbane have jumped their banks, flooding over 30,000 homes and businesses and killing at least 23 people. This local extreme weather has its roots in a much … Continue reading

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Russian Scientists to Sample Lake Vostok

A team of Russian scientists just announced that they are within 100 meters of drilling into Lake Vostok, Antarctica.

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