The origins of the El Niño climatic events that usually bring extended hot, dry conditions to much of Australia are detectable up to 18 months beforehand, a new study has found.
A state-of-the-art ocean model has been used to conduct the first detailed investigation of oceanic water flow between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Three prominent climate scientists from UNSW have been appointed as expert advisors to the Federal Government's new independent Climate Commission.
In a surprise finding, research led by UNSW scientists has revealed the causes of south-eastern Australia's most severe droughts originate far away in the Indian Ocean.
The Banksia Environmental Foundation has named Professor Matthew England the 2008 Mercedes-Benz Australian Research Award winner.