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Dramatically increased rate of observed hot record breaking in recent Australian temperatures

Lewis (previously Bretherton), Sophie; King, Andrew D.


Persistent extreme temperatures were observed in Australia during 2012–2014. We examine changes in the rate of hot and cold record breaking over the observational record for Australia- and State-wide temperatures. The number of new hot (high-maximum and high-minimum temperatures) temperature records increases dramatically in recent decades, while the number of cold records decreases. In a stationary climate, cold and hot records are expected to occur in equal frequency on longer than...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Geophysical Research Letters
DOI: 10.1002/2015GL065793
Access Rights: Open Access


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