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c = 5(f - 32)/9
Originally posted by Rilence
There is no way know cotton or rice should be grown in a continent as dry as Australia...
This is one area of the farming sector that should not exist in the driest continent on Earth...
Originally posted by Astyanax
I still remember this useful little formula:
c = 5(f - 32)/9
Adelaide smashes heatwave record
"Today we've had 11th day over 35 degrees in Adelaide and we are forecasting at this stage for temperatures to stay over 35 until Tuesday next week, which in total would give us 16 days in a row."
SOUTH Australians are being warned to brace for harsher and more regular heatwaves amid fears climate change may be occurring faster than forecast.
And they warn the normal four seasons will blur as temperatures increase and summer stretches well into the autumn months.
"I would expect more events like this in future," he said.
"We would anticipate in future more heatwaves will occur and that some of those will be more intense in terms of having much higher temperatures.
Searing SA heat could trigger bushfires
SOUTH Australia faces more serious outbreaks of fire after a 13-day heatwave which is expected to continue until Tuesday.
Hot weather has contributed to difficult firefighting conditions, including a 150-hectare blaze at Willunga in Adelaide's south, which gutted a house and left nine firefighters suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.
“From September 21 to 30, , the average area of the ozone hole was the largest ever observed, at 10.6 million square miles,”
Data from NASA's Earth-observing Aura satellite show that the ozone hole peaked in size on Sept. 13, reaching a maximum area extent of 9.7 million square miles – just larger than the size of North America. That's "pretty average," says Paul Newman, an atmospheric scientist at NASA Goddard Space Fight Center, when compared to the area of ozone holes measured over the last 15 years. Still, the extent this year was "very big," he says, compared to 1970s when the hole did not yet exist.
In 2008 a stronger-than-usual meridional heat transport caused warmer temperatures in the Antarctic stratosphere than usual, reducing the formation of PSCs. Consequently, the conversion of chemically inactive halogens into ozone-destroying substances was reduced. As a result in the beginning of September 2008, the ozone hole area was slightly smaller than average," he continued.
"Since the polar vortex remained undisturbed for a long period, the 2008 ozone hole became one of the largest ever observed."
This year the area of the thinned ozone layer over the South Pole reached about 27 million square kilometres, compared to 25 million square kilometres in 2007
Originally posted by Obliv_au
you know its hot in adelaide when:
- you consider buying shares in coopers brewing company
- you cancel your hotmail account because you dont like the sound of it
- you try putting a mattress in your fridge
- you dont know how hot it is because your thermometer only goes up to 45c
- you want to buy a house in alaska
- your electric bill is higher than your mortgage.