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State of the Climate 2014 report for Australia published by BOM

BOM climate 2014 logo

source
http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

KEY POINTS
Australia’s mean surface air temperature has warmed by 0.9°C since 1910.
Seven of the ten warmest years on record have occurred since 1998.
Over the past 15 years, the frequency of very warm months has increased five-fold and the frequency of very cool months has declined by around a third, compared to 1951–1980.
Sea-surface temperatures in the Australian region have warmed by 0.9°C since 1900.

TEMPERATURE

KEY POINTS
Rainfall averaged across Australia has slightly increased since 1900, with a large increase in northwest Australia since 1970.
A declining trend in winter rainfall persists in southwest Australia.
Autumn and early winter rainfall has mostly been below average in the southeast since 1990.

RAINFALL

KEY POINTS
Rainfall averaged across Australia has slightly increased since 1900, with a large increase in northwest Australia since 1970.
A declining trend in winter rainfall persists in southwest Australia.
Autumn and early winter rainfall has mostly been below average in the southeast since 1990.

HEAT WAVES AND FIRE WEATHER


KEY POINTS
The duration, frequency and intensity of heatwaves have increased across large parts of Australia since 1950.
There has been an increase in extreme fire weather, and a longer fire season, across large parts of Australia since the 1970s.
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http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

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I will have a read of this tomorrow and upload some of their time series graphs.
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2 comments on “State of the Climate 2014 report for Australia published by BOM

  1. OK. I have read it. So what can l say about it

    No names of specific authors appear on the document?
    No one game to be recorded in the history books.Hmmmm?!
    Just a broad acknowledgement that it is published by BOM
    A university research paper would never allow not acknowledging authors

    The publication is a rehash of the global warming argument by the IPCC
    I was expecting something about the Australian climate in 2014 but l was mistaken
    I could not find the word 2014 in the whole report apart from the title
    Will need to go to Yearly BOM climate summaries for that

    There is some very nice decadal and centennial anomalies presented on graphs
    showing strong warming trends especially SINCE 1950
    interesting to note the increased rainfall over Australia generally since 1995 with the southern quadrant missing out the most

    Oh and a 225mm of sea level rise
    why not use centimetres. That is 2.25 cm in 100 yrs
    The graph axis is heavily magnified to make the incline look massive
    I was particularly offended by this
    The use of mm to me is blatantly used to magnify the problem

    Future Predictions in this paper.. Nothing new
    Only time will tell if these future predictions are correct.

    for some balance..
    Many scientists believe the earth will cool all the way to 2030 at least however l believe their viewpoint is a minority

    Personally l think the NH will cool as per past Maunder minimums

    Perhaps the southern hemisphere will follow suit with a large lag due the slow thermal inertia of the massive ocean expanse in this hemisphere
    None the less.
    Keep up to date on the latest..

    Wondering when Australia will finally begin a cooling trend.
    No signs yet from data..
    The time series graphs in this report are outstanding. Easy to understsnd

  2. Scary how politically manipulated that BOM climate observations currently are. For my 2 bobs, not tying trends in one statement to a single time period is as mischeivious as the mm scale on the sea level rise that we havent been able to observe down this way at the Gippsland Lakes.

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