THE CLIMATE KELPIE BLOG

El Niño is well understood to bring drier conditions to Australia, particularly in the south and east, but new research using coral from the Pacific Ocean has found that not all El Niños are the same. The impact of El Niño events on Australia’s climate can be stronger in some instances, and more frequent and […]
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Diversity and efficiency are the two keys to success for Padthaway farmers, Krysteen and Bradley McElroy – diversity to cope with seasonal variability, and efficiency to make the best use of limited resources, both human and water.  The McElroy’s farm their 840-hectare property in the South Australian Limestone Coast region with their daughter Casey, who […]
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Hot weather puts a lot of stress on cows. For feedlot managers, managing heat stress is all about getting the preparation right and that’s where the Cattle Heat Load Toolbox can help. The toolbox provides feedlot managers with a suite of tools to assess the heat risk at their site, to calculate the heat load […]
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Dealing with climate extremes is one of the biggest challenges faced by primary producers. To tackle this challenge the Bureau of Meteorology and its research partners are testing a range of new climate forecasting products with the aim of improving preparedness as part of the Forewarned is Forearmed (FWFA) project. A boost in the number […]
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Some parts of southern Australia have received enough winter rainfall to make a reasonable start to the season. But for many, dry conditions are persisting and it’s the cool water in the Indian Ocean to our north west that is a major driver of these conditions. “Where you get warmer than average water is where […]
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