Monday, January 6, 2020

Australian Bush Fires: Visual Guide

Environmental & Science Education
Earth Systems
Earth Science
Edward Hessler

The BBC has produced a visual guide to the Australian bush fires.

It includes locations, worst places, size e.g.,overlaying a grid on England, links to photographs, fires as weather creators, worst fires since 1918, how fast they spread  an average human cannot outrun them), relationship to climate change, a map of Australia's mean maximum temperature for December, and information about a climate phenomenon known as the Indian Ocean Dipole which is the cause of the current heatwave.

The southern tip of India is a convenient dividing line for the IOD--to the west wetter than average; to the east warmer and drier than average.

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