Bath time’s over for computer models
It’s time for computer models of tsunamis and storm surges to get out of the bath, according to a CSIRO researcher speaking at the Coast to Coast Conference in Brisbane on September 21, 2012. More realistic models are needed for infrastructure planners and emergency managers to better prepare for disasters.
SEACI taps into future water availability
Australia’s water resources can be better managed under a changing climate, thanks to research released today by the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative (SEACI).
Australian shipping emissions identified
Ship engine exhaust emissions make up more than a quarter of nitrogen oxide emissions generated in the Australian region according to a recently-published study by CSIRO and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston. Nitrogen oxide is a non-greenhouse gas, unlike similarly named nitrous oxide.
Students build on China-Australia partnerships
Australia’s CSIRO and the Chinese Ministry of Education yesterday reaffirmed their collaboration which allows Chinese science students to spend time at the Australian research agency.
White shark spotted in the west (Queensland that is)
You may have seen A Fish Called Wanda, but have you met one? Well now you can. Wanda the white shark will be travelling to regional Queensland as part of CSIRO’s National Science Week event Oceans in the Outback.
Climate projections for Vietnam
Australian and Vietnamese climate scientists met in Hanoi last week to begin work on developing higher-resolution climate change projections for Vietnam.
Australia is "all ears" for Mars landing
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will land on Mars on Monday 6 August (AEST). The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, which CSIRO manages on behalf of NASA, will be the main tracking station for the landing. CSIRO's Parkes telescope ("The Dish") will also be receiving signals, as a backup.