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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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It's a scorcher: new site tracks heatwaves across Australia

It's a scorcher: new site tracks heatwaves across Australia | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
As much of inland and eastern Australia sweats through its first heatwave of the summer, a new interactive website has been launched to track where the heat is coming from and to map past heatwaves across…...
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Interesting history of heatwaves in Australia.

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Sweaty September smashes records, with more heat to come

Sweaty September smashes records, with more heat to come | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Australia has experienced its hottest September on record, as well as rewriting the records for the hottest 12-month period for the second time this year.With an average temperature of 21.95C – 2.75C…...
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Not to mention the extreme winds that we've experienced these past few weeks!

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Geography-Stanley/Magorka's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:27 AM

This scientific article addresses the area/geography of Australia. By describing the location and physical weather normalites, the article introduces the affect of global warming on the Austalian land. Being  as the article focuses on the location and reaction of human/environment interaction, it is an example of Area/Geography sources.

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Is Australia the Face of Climate Change to Come?

Is Australia the Face of Climate Change to Come? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
As extreme weather seems to accelerate globally, scientists believe events Down Under can help explain what to look for-and guard against.
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Australia’s Angry Summer : Earth Matters : Blogs

Australia’s Angry Summer : Earth Matters : Blogs | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"A new report from the Australian Climate Commission not only points out that fire hazards and extreme weather events are worsening, it links them to a warming climate."

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Pictures: Mirror Beams Light to Norwegian Town in Winter for First Time

Pictures: Mirror Beams Light to Norwegian Town in Winter for First Time | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Thanks to new big mirrors called heliostats, the town of Rjukan, Norway, west of Oslo, is getting sunlight beamed down to the square from surrounding mountains.
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Just recently I noticed the use of heliostats on a building in Sydney (on Broadway opposite UTS).

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CLIMATE AND WEATHER - what's the difference?

CLIMATE AND WEATHER - what's the difference? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Nice example from famous Australian novel, 'Picnic at Hanging Rock,' to illustrate the difference.

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Australian CliMate


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John Pearce's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:56 AM

This is a really comprehensive app that draws from weather and climate observations made around Australia in a away that enables you to interrogate data over the past 60 years. 

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PLACE: Population, Landscape, and Climate Estimates

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Version two of the Population, Landscape, and Climate Estimates data set, PLACE II, has been released as part of SEDAC’s National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection. The aim is to provide country-level measures of spatial characteristics of 228 nations to researchers for whom national aggregates are more useful than GIS data.
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