Archive | August, 2017

Since the installation of an automatic weather station at Thredbo, there has been a reduction in the number of days each year when the temperature has fallen to, or below minus 10.0 degree Celsius - from an average of 2.5 (1966 to 1996) to 1.1 days (1997 to July 2017).   As a matter or urgency, the Bureau needs to explain when the limits were placed on the minimum temperature that could be recorded at this, and other,  automatic weather stations.

Four-Steps Needed to Restore Confidence in Bureau’s Handling of Temperature Data

THE Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, needs to immediately instigate the following four-step process to restore confidence in the recording and handling of historical temperature data. Step 1 – Instruct the Bureau to immediately: 1. Lift any limits currently placed on the recording of minimum temperatures; 2. Make publicly available the dates on […]

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Snow Gums at Thredbo.

Remembering Diane Ainsworth

I can’t find a good photograph of Diane Ainsworth – one that does her justice. Thirty years ago, she had a cheeky smile, deep-set eyes, mousey-coloured thick wiry hair, and a very thin waist. We were friends at boarding school, and in the same hockey team: I was the centre-forward and she my fast and […]

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Jennifer Marohasy visiting the Goulburn weather station on 31st July

Bureau of Inconsistencies: Need for Urgent Independent Inquiry

MINISTER Josh Frydenberg was told by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology on, or about, Wednesday 5th July 2017 that limits had been placed on how cold temperatures could be recorded across mainland Australia. This winter we have experienced record low temperatures.   But only the keenest weather observers have noticed, because the Bureau has been changing […]

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