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To add to the comprehensive answer on weather patterns, The weather and climate in Australia is affected by conditions in the oceans, particularly the equatorial Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. These drive the major weather systems and their interactions affect the patterns over the continents. Here are good, layperson, introductions to the main weather ...


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The water in your pond has to lower to below freezing. It takes time for the heat of the water to transfer to the surroundings. The ground underneath the water probably isn't below freezing either, so it will be transferring heat to the water at the same time. Looking at the temperature history for the time in question, the high temperatures for all the ...


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It primarily has to do with the pattern on high and low pressure systems as they present themselves over the continent. In the southern hemisphere, high pressure systems rotate anticlockwise and low pressure systems rotate clockwise. Because the north of Australia is close to the equator, generally the north of Australia has a low pressure trough over it. ...


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The answer is very simple: Australia is continental in size. You might as well ask why some parts of Europe swelter in heat waves or suffer from droughts while at the same time of year other parts do not. On another occasion, the droughts, floods or heatwaves could be affecting different parts of Europe, Australia or whatever continent we are discussing, ...


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This phenomenon is known as global dimming. It was due to the particles and aerosols mostly released by combustion of fossil fuels such as diesel. Those particles block the radiation from the sun, so they have a cooling effect. For some decades this effect counterbalanced the warming effect of greenhouse gases, although it is no longer the case at a global ...


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The subsurface temperature will vary due to the soil type: sand, clay, loam, silt and the degree of saturation of the soil, soil thickness, the thermal conductivity of the soil, the surface temperature (time of the year) and the albedo of the surface. Temperature changes within soil become less variable with depth. So far I have only found information for ...


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