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ONE News: Who’s to blame for Queensland floods: Man or Nature?

Peter Griffin posted in on January 19th, 2011.

Australian scientists Kevin Roche and Professor John McAneney explain why climate change does not explain the scale of damage caused by the recent floods in Queensland. They point out that a key issue is that there are ever more people living in vulnerable areas – Brisbane, for example, is built on a floodplain – and […]

NZ Herald: Kiwi software tracked Oz floods

Peter Griffin posted in on January 17th, 2011.

Cristopher Adams writes in the New Zealand Herald about the New Zealand-designed software platform which was used to generate the 3D simulations of the Brisbane floods used by news broadcasters. The simulated maps were generated a week before the floods, and were created using both high-resolution aerial photography, and also airborne laser scanning. An excerpt: […]

Newsletter Digest: Aussie floods and the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships

Peter Griffin posted in on January 14th, 2011.

Aussie floods – the scientific angles It has been a grim start to the year for Australia, with the state of Queensland facing the biggest natural disaster in its history in the form of devastating floods. As flood waters recede and Queensland begins counts the toll in loss of life and damage to property and […]

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