Storms

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50% of surveyed NSW coastal users don’t think that sea level rise will impact them, a report into the NSW community’s views on coastal hazards shows.

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The world’s most extensive study of the impacts of coastal storm fronts in a changing climate has found that rising seas are no longer the only threat.

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Improving our understanding of severe storms requires a lot of data but research resources are limited and spread across many different storm types. Christopher J. White, Jason Evans and Kevin Walsh think citizen scientists could help fill the gaps. 

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How East Coast Lows interact with other climate extremes now and into the future is the next big question researchers hope to answer, writes Acacia Pepler.

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The storms that have lashed Australia’s east coast are not just a threat to lives and property, but also to our marine wildlife, write Katherine Dafforn and Emma Johnston.

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Eastern Australia's massive storms will likely become rarer in a warmer world, but probably more intense, writes Acacia Pepler.

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The projected upsurge of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an increase in storms – and extreme coastal flooding and erosion – in populated regions across the Pacific, a multi-agency study has found. 

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Thirty-year weather records from 79 locations across Australia reveal peak downpours during storms are intensifying at warmer temperatures, leading to greater flash flood risks. 

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Dangerous flooding in a future warmer climate may be greater than forecast because of changes to the distribution of rainfall within storms, writes Ashish Sharma and Conrad Wasko.