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Increased simulated risk of the hot Australian summer of 2012/13 due to anthropogenic activity as measured by heat wave frequency and intensity

Perkins, Sarah E.; Lewis (previously Bretherton), Sophie; King, Andrew D.; Alexander, Lisa


The Australian summer of 2012/13 was the warmest since records began in 1910 (Bureau of Meteorology 2013a). The season was characterized by the hottest month on record (January), where the continental mean temperature reached 36.9°C. Averaged nationally, the last four months of 2012 were 1.61°C higher than the long-term mean. Rainfall was below average for much of the country since July 2012. Along with the late onset of the Australian monsoon, such conditions primed the continent for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: American Meteorological Society, Bulletin
Access Rights: Open Access


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