Australian Frontier Weather

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  1. agentBM

    agentBM Part of the Furniture

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    Wouldn't mind spending some time here do some obs, experience some harsh climate:

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    Some interesting reading too at:

    http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=14827


    Any other frontier weather stuff - might make some good reading on a slow day.

    Temp is dropping too - could be some flakes on their way...sub 520 thickness...currently 1.4
     
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  2. sir_rhyso

    sir_rhyso One of Us

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    Thanks for the read berg, I too have added it to my list of must dos.....

    Is that sphere in the centre of the photo for generating solar power from different angles?
    That isthmus looks like it won't last!
     
  3. agentBM

    agentBM Part of the Furniture

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    I think those spheres are used for radio / radar communications.
     
  4. Ijay

    Ijay Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    I've heard they are having some very serious problems with feral animals on Mac. Island. Following the recent eradication of feral cats there is now no control of rabbits, fix one problem and the next one is in your face.
     
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    agentBM Part of the Furniture

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    Yep - from the site:

    "Since control programs were implemented in 1978, rabbit numbers have decreased from 150 000 to 10 000-20 000 animals but since the elimination of cats their numbers have increased significantly. "
     
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    In opposition (conditions wise) I suppose:

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    from web site:

    "The Bureau of Meteorology Station, WMO Number 94299, known as Willis Island is situated at 16° 17' 45" South 149° 58' 30" East. It is on the southernmost of a group of three islands, which with their associated sandy cays stretch in a NNE to SSW line for about 12 kilometres. Willis Island itself lies roughly NW to SE and is about 500 metres long and 150 metres wide, and rises to just under 10 metres above sea level. It is in the Coral Sea some 245 nautical miles northeast of Townsville and a similar distance east of Cairns"

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