For a few weeks during the spring months in the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia, Morning Glory cloud formations can be seen. Map showing the location of the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia. Map: Equal Earth Physical Map, public domain.

These Clouds Only Predictably Form in Australia

Caitlin Dempsey

Morning Glory clouds are a unique and rare cloud formation only predictably seen in the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia during spring.

An 1860 lithographic print by Eugene von Guerard entitled Crater of Mount Eccles (Victoria). Public domain via MediaWiki Commons.

Linking Geological Events to Aboriginal Oral Tradition and Stories

Katarina Samurović

Recent findings about the existence of human civilization dating back 50,000 years suggests major geological events have been described in Aboriginal oral tradition and stories.

Taken at about 30,000 feet (9 kilometers) over eastern Washington, the smoke plume (gray) feeds the pyrocumulonimbus cloud (white). Photo: David Peterson (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory), public domain, August 8, 2019.

Smoke from Australian Wildfires Reaches Atmospheric Highs

Elizabeth Borneman

Smoke from the 2019 wildfires not only impacted Australian population centers but drifted far into the atmosphere as well.

Landsat 8 imagery of Kangaroo Island showing damage from wildfires. Acquirered January 9, 2020.

Satellite Imagery Shows Fire Damage to Australia’s Kangaroo Island

Caitlin Dempsey

Like parts of mainland Australia, Kangaroo Island has been devastated by bushfires fueled by drought and intense temperatures.

View From Space: Australia’s Wildfires

Caitlin Dempsey

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired a natural-color image acquired this image of smoke rising from wildfires burning in New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland.

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