Feature articles

State of the Climate - 2014

This State of the Climate is the third in a series of reports produced by CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. It provides a summary of observations of Australia’s climate and analysis of the factors that influence it.

Climate variability, climate change and drought in eastern Australia

Australia has a highly variable climate with a naturally occurring cycle of wet and dry periods. Droughts are an expected product of this variability.

Engaging Tiwi Islanders in climate change science

CSIRO is working with Tiwi Islanders in the Northern Territory to increase the engagement of Tiwi people with climate change science.

Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment

CSIRO is reappraising the water resources of the Great Artesian Basin, which underlies about one-fifth of the Australian continent.

Our Research

The dynamic ocean

The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is creating and exploiting knowledge of ocean variability and change to deliver social, environmental and economic wealth to Australia.

Researching our climate and weather

Our work on climate, weather, oceans, drought and atmospheric pollution is helping Australia lead Southern Hemisphere efforts to understand climate change.

Understanding the connections between land and atmosphere

CSIRO research is improving our understanding of how the interactions between land and atmosphere can impact on climate, water resources, environmental health and productivity.

Understanding our living atmosphere

CSIRO's Living Atmosphere research is seeking ways to ensure a healthy atmosphere, a better understanding of our changing atmosphere, and the interactions between land and atmosphere.