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A historical perspective on Australian temperature extremes

GERGIS, JOELLE; Ashcroft, Linden; Whetton, Penny


Global temperature increases are most clearly detected in the shifting distribution of extreme events. Australia's warming climate has resulted in signifcant changes in the frequency of temperature extremes, with a general increase in heatwaves and a reduction in the number of cold days. Here, we present the longest historical analysis of daily Australian temperature extremes and their societal impacts compiled to date. We use a newly consolidated early instrumental dataset and a range of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Climate Dynamics
DOI: 10.1007/s00382-020-05298-z
Access Rights: Open Access


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