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Drying out: Looking at the summer ahead

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Three La Niña events in a row and record-breaking rains in eastern Australia from 2020–2022 left a sodden landscape. With the declaration of an El Niño and positive IOD the Bureau of Meteorology is expecting a dry and warm spring. But just how quickly can we return to dry?

This webinar, presented by Associate Professor Ailie Gallant will highlight recent and ongoing work from the Climate Systems Hub demonstrating that under certain conditions, sodden soils can dry out in weeks. Further, these periods of rapid drying can coincide with extreme heat, and in some cases bushfires. Looking at recent case studies of such events, she will examine the implications of rapid drying on the upcoming summer, and summers beyond.



Would you like to get involved in the TNQ Hub? Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to attend? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Rachel Hay, Knowledge Broker of the TNQ Hub.

Email: rachel.hay@jcu.edu.au

Phone: 0402 289 724