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19th of September 2016
Wet season at the ATCA
by Jamie Stevens (CASS)
With more than 200 mm of rain over the past 60 days, which is more than double the long-term average for this time of the year, the Paul Wild Observatory is looking very green! For the scientists who want to use our high-frequency receivers, the rain clouds are a big problem, and a lot of time has been recently lost as the light gets absorbed by the water in the atmosphere. The strong negative Indian Ocean Dipole is thought to be responsible for the above-average spring rainfall, but this should weaken over the coming months.

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