1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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Geography and Climate



A hundred years of science and service – Australian meteorology through the twentieth century, in Year Book Australia 2001 (1301.0)
Climate change, in Year Book, Australia, 2003 (1301.0)
Climate variability and El Niño, in Year Book, Australia, 1998 (1301.0)
Climatic aspects of Australia’s deserts, in Year Book, Australia, 2006 (1301.0)
Drought in Australia and Landforms and their history, in Year Book, Australia, 1988 (1301.0)
Temperature measurement and the Stevenson screen, in Year Book Australia 2005 (1301.0)
The exceptional heatwave of January–February 2009 in south-eastern Australia, in Year Book Australia 2009–10 (1301.0)


Bureau of Meteorology:

    Climate of Australia, 1989, Canberra
    Climatic atlas of Australia: Rainfall, 2000, Melbourne
    Climatic atlas of Australia: Temperature, 2005, Melbourne
    Climatic Averages, Australia, 1988, Canberra
    Drought, Dust and Deluge: A century of climate extremes in Australia, 2004, Melbourne
    Selected rainfall statistics, Australia, 1989, Canberra
    Special climate statement 17: the exceptional January–February 2009 heatwave in south-eastern Australia, 2009, Melbourne
    Special climate statement 24: frequent heavy rain events in late 2010/early 2011 lead to widespread flooding across eastern Australia, 2011, Melbourne
    The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change, 2003, Melbourne
Colls, K and Whitaker, R 2001, The Australian Weather Book (2nd ed.), New Holland, Frenchs Forest
Crowder, R B 2000, The Wonders of the Weather (2nd ed.), Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne
Encyclopedia Britannica
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007, Climate Change: The Physical Science Basis, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Johnson, D 2004, The Geology of Australia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
National Land and Water Resources Audit, 2001, Australian Water Resources Assessment 2000, NLWRA, Canberra
Parkinson, G (ed.), 1986, Climate, Atlas of Australian Resources, Volume 4
Stern, H, de Hoedt, G and Ernst, J 2000, Objective classification of Australian climates, Aust. Met. Mag, Vol. 49, pp. 87–96
Victorian Government Department of Human Services, 2009, January 2009 Heatwave in Victoria: an Assessment of Health Impacts, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne.

ACTEW Corporation

Bureau of Meteorology
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Tasmania
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
Geoscience Australia
Indian Ocean Climate Initiative
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure
Power and Water, Northern Territory
Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines
South Australia Department of Primary Industry and Resources
Western Australia Department of Agriculture
Western Australia Department of Water


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Statistics contained in the Year Book are the most recent available at the time of preparation. In many cases, the ABS website and the websites of other organisations provide access to more recent data. Each Year Book table or graph and the bibliography at the end of each chapter provides hyperlinks to the most up to date data release where available.