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2011: A busy year for global extremes

By all accounts, 2011 was a busy year for climate extremes. Readers from Australia will no doubt remember the year starting with extremely heavy rainfall drenching much of the state of Queensland, followed by the catastrophic flash floods in Toowoomba in the middle of … Continue reading

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Why blog about hydrology?

The hydrological cycle has fascinated humanity for millennia, with a diversity of ancient civilisations known to manipulate river systems for agricultural purposes, and adapt – although not always successfully – to periodic floods and droughts. It was not until seventieth … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Hydro Files!

We all know that water is one of the most important substances required for life to exist on earth. But how well do we really understand this remarkable substance? For example when it rains do we actually know where the … Continue reading

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