Have you ever wondered why Melbourne gets four seasons in one day, while holiday destinations like Fiji have constantly idyllic weather? Why tropical cyclones are a way of life in Port Headland, but not in Hawaii? Why one bushfire season can be absolutely catastrophic, but then the next relatively uneventful? While everyone has their theories, this session will explore the actual science behind how the weather works. You’ll learn how to make sense of the weather maps they show on the news and why contrary to popular belief, weather forecasting is one of the incredible success stories of the modern age.
TAGS: science, environment, weather
Starts: Nov. 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St, East Brunswick
How the weather worksNov. 18, 2015 Lecturer: David Irving
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes