The hunt for Australia's climate past, dino tracks and billion year old algae

Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 8:30am to 9:00am

This week on the show climatologist and weather data rescuer Dr Linden Ashcroft talks about her research discovering old (and often lost) Australian weather records to get a better understanding of what our climate was like before we had a bureau of meteorology taking standardised measurements. We chat about how historic weather data is hugely important for understanding weather events today and future climate change, and hear some crazy unusual weather events she uncovered in her research.

Also on the show Stu talks about palaeontology research that has just been published on the very big and the very small. Huge dinosaur footprints found in Western Australia, and tiny algae fossils from 1.6 billion years ago!

Claire, Chris & Stu
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


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