Using historical records, our team pieces together past climate variability and extremes to understand their influence on Australian society over time. Understanding the past helps scientists estimate Australia’s vulnerability to continued climate change.
Our researchers won the 2014 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research – informally known as the ‘Oscars of Australian Science’ – for reconstructing south-eastern Australian climate over the past 1000 years.
This project will soon launch a new citizen science initiative to develop Australia’s longest daily weather records. We’ll need volunteers to help us explore historical weather observations to further extend Australia’s climate record. Click here to sign up.
Further details of this project can be found at Climate History Australia.