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  1. 30 November 2022 - Science Matters

    More fires as our air gets thirstier

    We face an increased forest fire risk –for at least an extra 30 days per year– without urgent climate action finds new University of Melbourne-led research

  2. 3 September 2021 - Science Matters

    Does Melbourne’s rain occur in ‘lines’?

    Melbourne rain often appears in 'squall lines' across the city, making a substantial contribution to total rainfall, finds University of Melbourne-led research.

  3. 17 December 2018 - Science Matters

    How do aerosols help our atmosphere clean itself?

    University of Melbourne researchers are using the AIRBOX, a unique shipboard laboratory, to measure climate change in Antarctica's pristine air and waters.

  4. Podcast5 January 2016 - Up Close

    Whatever happened to the ozone hole?

    Atmospheric scientists David Karoly and Robyn Schofield discuss the ozone hole over the Antarctic, and what effect timely action has had in reversing it.

  5. 18 December 2015 - Go Figure

    The science behind these big monsters

    How tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons form and why climate change is reducing their number but increasing their power

  6. 23 November 2015 - Go Figure

    Big white clouds are light and fluffy right? Wrong!

    If you think clouds are big, white and fluffy then you are wrong. And you'd be surprised at how much they weigh, says a University of Melbourne researcher.

  7. 6 November 2015 - Science Matters

    What happened to Mars’ atmosphere?

    A University of Melbourne expert explains data from Nasa's MAVEN spacecraft that reveals Mars' atmosphere is blowing in the solar wind