In the five years following the installation of probes in automatic weather stations (AWS) as they replaced mercury thermometers across Australia, the annual frequency of extremely hot days increased by an average 18.7%. This new analysis by … [Read more...] about Australia-wide assessment: climate change or instrument change?
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At Cape Otway Lighthouse overlooking Bass Strait, the highest daily January temperature ever recorded is 43.3°C on 24th January 1982, and the lowest January temperature ever recorded is 3.3°C on 2nd January 1900. In between some 30,000 (365 x 82) … [Read more...] about Parallel Temperature Data, Except for Cape Otway Lighthouse
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has replaced most of its mercury thermometers with platinum resistance probes in automatic weather stations. My assessment of nearly twenty years of parallel data from Mildura, and just three years of … [Read more...] about Mercury Thermometers Versus Probes in Automatic Weather Stations
How accurate is the official temperature history for your city or town? Statistical analysis of 3 years of maximum temperature data for Brisbane airport shows the temperatures recorded from the probe in an automatic weather station are … [Read more...] about Bureau Releases Limited Parallel Data from Brisbane Airport
Arguably the most recognisable symbol of our civilization is the Christian cross. When it has an image of Jesus on it, it is called a crucifix. The crucifix emphasises Jesus’s sacrifice which Christians believe brought about the redemption of … [Read more...] about Coral Crosses, for Redemption
Back in the 1950s, it was only after Easter each year, that resorts on Great Barrier Reef islands allowed tourists to visit and stay. It was only after Easter that it was considered safe, because that was the end of the cyclone season. The … [Read more...] about Happy Easter, Happy End of the 2023 Cyclone Season at the Great Barrier Reef