Andy Baker

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Global trends in cave waters identify how stalagmites reveal past rainfall and drought patterns.

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Scientists from UNSW and Germany are conducting research this week at Wellington Caves as part of an international project to better understand how changes in climate and land use will impact groundwater.

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Australian reserves of groundwater help earn the nation A$34 billion a year from mining, food production and manufacturing, writes Andy Baker.

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New discoveries concerning the connection between surface and cave climate will help improve the accuracy of climate signals contained in cave formations, write Gabriel Rau, Andy Baker, Mark Cuthbert and Martin Sogaard Andersen.

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New technology is providing important insights into how groundwater connects with surface water, which will help protect our water supply, write Katarina David, Andy Baker and Wendy Timms.

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UNSW researchers have used a new water-tracing technology in the Sydney Basin for the first time to determine how groundwater moves in the different layers of rock below the surface.

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Stalagmites preserve a history of past climate and UNSW research has shown that there’s a correlation between periods of wet and dry and human migration, write Andy Baker and Bryce Kelly

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Research on limestone formations in a remote Scottish cave has produced a unique 3000-year-long record of climatic variations that may have influenced the fall of the Roman Empire and the Viking Age of expansion.