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Dr Leon Rotstayn: Researching aerosols and climate

Dr Leon Rotstayn is working to understand the effects of aerosols on climate, using climate models supported by observations.

Ms Toni Moate

Ms Toni Moate is Deputy Chief, Science Operations of the CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research Business Unit, and Executive Director of the Future Research Vessel Project.

Climate change impacts on fire weather

The combined frequencies of days with very high and extreme Forest Fire Danger Index ratings are likely to increase.

Climate science boost with tropical aerosols profile

The seasonal influence of aerosols on Australia's tropical climate can now be included in climate models following completion of the first long-term study of fine smoke particles generated by burning of the savanna open woodland and grassland.

Rapid upper ocean warming linked to declining aerosols

Australian scientists have identified causes of a rapid warming in the upper subtropical oceans of the Southern Hemisphere.

Research supports a new approach to counting CO2 emissions

Researchers have called for a system of carbon emission assessments that reflect better the true contribution of each emitting nation to the increase in atmospheric CO2 and promote preservation of forests, particularly in tropical regions.

Climate Change in the Asia/Pacific Region

This 92-page consultancy report prepared for the Climate Change and Development Roundtable was written by Drs Benjamin Preston, Ramasamy Suppiah, Ian Macadam and Janice Bathols. It outlines the impacts and risks of climate change in the Asia/Pacific region.

Dr Andrea Morash: investigating physiology in aquaculture species

Dr Morash is an environmental physiologist who studies how marine species such as abalone respond to their environment.

Dr Pep Canadell: Global and regional carbon processes

Dr Canadell is the executive director of the Global Carbon Project, an effort under the International Council of Science for internationally coordinated research on the carbon cycle and the human perturbation of the climate system.

Global photosynthesis faster than earlier thought (Podcast 18 Oct 2011)

Scientists have re-assessed the speed at which photosynthesis occurs in a study that will assist them measure the efficiency of the world's plant life and more accurately assess future climate change. (6:17)

Fewer cyclones but they'll hit harder (Podcast 21 Dec 2011)

In the future fewer tropical cyclones may form off Western Australia but they may become more intense, shows new research from a Western Australian climate research collaboration.

Coastal Collaboration Cluster: meeting coastal challenges

The Coastal Collaboration Cluster will help coastal communities maintain economic and social values while using ecosystems more sustainably.

Networks and partnerships building smarter coastal management

CSIRO conducts innovative research to help manage coasts, coastal waterways and catchments Australia-wide.

Fingerprints of climate change found on ocean currents (Podcast 21 Feb 2012)

Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond their known boundaries. (8:56)

Giant water wall discovered riding the ocean currents (Podcast 14 Mar 2012)

Deep-diving ocean 'gliders' have revealed a 200-metre tall, 40 kilometre wide wall of undiluted Bass Strait water travelling hundreds of kilometres to the Indian Ocean.

Ship to shore: scientists return from Southern Ocean (Podcast 05 Apr 2012)

A team of Australian and international scientists returned from the latest voyage to the Southern Ocean with new evidence that the oceans are changing. (7:25)

Marine and Atmospheric Research Seminars

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research free public seminars.

Elias Polymeropoulos: researching salmon physiology

Mr Elias Polymeropoulos measures how changing environments affect Atlantic salmon and other marine species.

Dr Sarah Andrewartha: exploring physiology in our changing environment

Dr Andrewartha applies her expertise to understanding the effects of environmental changes on shellfish physiology.

Earth system modelling

Scientists are developing Australia’s ‘next generation’ climate model: the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator.

Scientists see seafloor with sonar (Podcast 20 Jun 2013)

Scientists are exploring new data processing technologies to handle vast streams of acoustic and video data being collected from the seafloor to better manage fisheries and monitor the environment.

Climate tug of war disrupting Australian atmospheric circulation patterns

Further evidence of climate change shifting atmospheric circulation in the southern Australian-New Zealand region has been identified in a new study.

Haze from Asia affects Australian rainfall (Podcast 12 Dec 2006)

In this six-minute podcast CSIRO's Dr Leon Rotstayn explains how pollution from Asia may have increased Australia’s tropical rainfall. (6:18)

A world of ocean research awaits RV Investigator!

Just over a year ago construction of Australia’s Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator began with flat sheets of steel, and now the blue-water research vessel looks amazing.

The North West Shelf: a model system for multiple use management strategies

A large scale study with the Western Australian Government has produced a world first report on management strategies for marine ecosystems to achieve ecologically sustainable development.

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