Floodwaters rise in the streets of Brisbane, January 2011
Understanding the causes and impacts of extreme weather events
CSIRO conducts a range of research activities which have helped us to better understand the causes and impacts of extreme weather events.
17 January 2011 | Updated 22 February 2013
Recent extreme events
The flooding across Australia in 2011 was one of the greatest natural disasters in Australia's history. Cyclone Yasi, which hit Queensland in February 2011, was a very large tropical cyclone classified as a Category 5.
This page provides information for media and the general public regarding the causes and impact of extreme events and links to CSIRO research.
CSIRO conducts a range of research related to extreme weather events:
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