Beneath the waves of an interactive ocean (Podcast 17 Jun 2011)
CSIRO has developed a science-meets-game-engine website that allows users to interact with lifelike, three-dimensional animations of fish in their underwater environment. The site offers stories of the animals and illustrates aspects of CSIRO's tagging research. (6:59)
223YachtRace CMAR MedRelTsr
Science and sailing are converging for the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with oceanographers refining their satellite view of Australia’s eastern seaboard to track the ocean currents between Sydney and Hobart.
State of the Climate
Australia’s two lead climate science agencies – the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology - have produced a snapshot of the state of the climate to update Australians about how their climate has changed and what it means. (6 pages)
210Climateprinn CMAR MedRelTsr
Policies to address climate change could reduce the odds of extreme warming, but researchers urgently need to bring together predictions from diverse areas of the economy, society and environment to inform such policies.
Cloud lifted on new rainfall source
This four-page article from Farming Ahead looks at CSIRO research which has identified a new source of rainfall called 'cut-off lows', that generate most of south-east Australia’s rainfall.
Science for tomorrow: New developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on improving seasonal forecasting, increased efficiencies through precision agriculture, the rapid increase in carbon dioxide emissions and doubts over the value of soil carbon credits. (1 page)
Looking for climate clues in the Southern Ocean
Scientists have left on a research voyage to the Southern Ocean to investigate how the Southern Ocean is changing and to discover what impact those changes will have on climate, sea level, and marine life.
The report assesses the impact of climate change on the nature and frequency of exceptional climatic events (one-in-20-years) associated with drought conditions. It concludes that the extent and frequency of exceptionally hot years is likely to rise rapidly in Australia over coming decades. [external link]
Carbon Budget 2010
Global carbon dioxide emissions increased by a record 5.9 per cent in 2010 following the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis, according to scientists working with the Global Carbon Project. Read the overview of their publication published in the December 2011 edition of 'Nature Climate Change'. (24 pages)
Science for tomorrow: developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on the use of remote sensing in forest management, the devlopment of nitrogen-use-efficient grains, changes in the risk area for South Australian cropping and changing rainfall patterns. (1 page)
SMURT workshop proceedings
The proceedings for the workshop Simulation and Modelling of Urban and Regional Sustainability, Transitions and Applications in Policy, Planning and Management (SMURT) in December 2007. (195 pages)
78Fisheries CMAR MedRelTsr
Marine scientists at CSIRO are identifying new indicators of change in broadbill swordfish, bigeye tuna and yellowfin tuna populations to support the sustainable management of Australia's multi-million dollar tuna and billfish fisheries.
Water and climate
This two-page information sheet outlines work being carried out by the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship to reduce the uncertainty of both water supply and demand in the face of climate change.
120Fish CMAR MedRelTsr
Confusion about common fish names will soon be a thing of the past with respect to Australian fish names.