This fact sheet explores the science of climate and weather through the lens of the Australian Alps. Here the various forms of precipitation are described as well as past, present and projected future weather patterns.. Ozone depletion, ultra violet radiation and climate change are also explored. A glossary and list of references is included.
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High Stakes - by Matthew Higgins
Australia's snow country occupies a tiny part of the nation's landmass, yet it is highly significant. In this short film, National Museum of Australia Senior Curator Matthew Higgins explores the Snowy Mountains in winter. Join Matthew on a cross-country ski trip as he visits historic huts, tells about natural heritage, enjoys the aesthetic power of the white peaks, and ponders the threat of climate change. Will Australia lose its snow country? If it does, what will be the impacts, not just on skiers, but on whole species, and even on our food bowl, the Murray-Darling Basin?