Remote stations improve our understanding of a changing climate (Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Government)

Remote stations improve our understanding of a changing climate (Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Government)

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29 July 2013
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Some of Australia’s most remote Australian islands and stations in Antarctica have been added to a network of environmental monitoring stations, which allows scientists to better understand long-term trends and changes in our climate.

Bureau of Meteorology Climate Monitoring Manager, Dr Karl Braganza, said that this network draws upon data collected at 112 locations across Australia, and now includes the addition of eight remote stations on Cocos Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Willis Island (Coral Sea), Macquarie Island and Mawson, Davis and Casey in the Antarctic.

"The Bureau’s climate monitoring network, known as the Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature, is a high-quality, ground-based temperature record," Dr Braganza said. >> More

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