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About ACCESS Global

Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS). Based upon the UK Met Office Unified Model system. ACCESS G is the global numerical forecast model operated by the BoM. It is run twice daily (00Z and 12Z) and provides forecast data out to 240 hours with a horizontal resolution of 80km and 50 vertical levels.

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Aurora from space

12:17 EST

A NASA astronaut has enjoyed the rare privilege of witnessing our planet's auroras from above and below.

Drought eats into Australia's agri-accounts as we import grain, deal with 25-year low cattle herds and spiralling water costs

12:10 EST

Australia's drought has slashed grain production, driven the national cattle herd to 25-year lows and stripped away export value, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

The Bradfield Scheme is supposed to alleviate drought. So why has it been rejected so many times?

10:20 EST

John Bradfield is hardly a household name, but references to the Bradfield Scheme get bandied about from time to time, 80 years after the engineer devised his ambitious plan to divert flood waters from Australia's north to its arid centre.