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About GFS

Global Forecast System. The operational numerical weather forecasting model run by NCEP. The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based. Forecast data from the GFS is available out to 180 hours at full resolution and 16 days at a reduced resolution.

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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.