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Dr Andrew Ash: managing tropical landscapes for production and sustainability

With a background in tropical livestock systems and climate adaptation, Andrew Ash aims to analyse and understand climatic and management drivers in tropical landscapes to achieve desirable economic and environmental outcomes for rural communities.

State of the Climate

The State of the Climate reports are produced by CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. They provide a summary of observations of Australia’s climate and analysis of the factors that influence it for 2010, 2012 and 2014.

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.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on bushfire research, design and management of plantings for greenhouse mitigation, the use of local seed in revegetation and indigenous values guiding water research in the north (1 page)

Investigating Climate Change student workshop (New South Wales)

Climate change is the biggest environmental issue facing the world today. Investigate factors that contribute to global warming, explore some of the effects of climate change and discover what you can do.

Air, Atmosphere and Weather student workshop (New South Wales)

We complain about the weather all the time, but how does it work? Discover the facts behind the weather through the Air, Atmosphere and Weather program run by CSIRO for New South Wales students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Monitoring our oceans with robotic floats

Collecting ocean data using robotic floats through the Argo project is helping scientists understand Australian regional and global ocean processes.

Farming Ahead: CSIRO and related articles from 2009

Farming Ahead magazine regularly features CSIRO's research for the agricultural sector. This is a list of CSIRO articles published in the magazine throughout 2009.

Dr John Radcliffe: Honorary Research Fellow

Dr John Radcliffe continues his career of signficant contributions to public life.

Microbes turn the heat up on groundwater cleanup

While investigating ways of cleaning up groundwater contamination, CSIRO researchers have discovered that micro-organisms which normally assist the remediation process can actually get too hot for their own good.

CSIRO launches Mandarin Podcasts

A series of podcasts in Mandarin language were launched in Canberra today which highlight careers in science and in working with Australian science and industry to a potential audience of 1.2 billion people worldwide.

Examining the limits to growth (Podcast 11 Nov 2008)

The Limits to Growth, published in 1972, was a landmark publication when first released, one of the first studies to link the world economy with the state of the environment. In this podcast, Dr Graham Turner talks about his recent study that validates one of the book’s key scenarios. (7:30)

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.

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)

Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on the Deterioration of Concrete Infrastructure

This report documents mechanisms of deterioration in concrete structures and approaches to modelling concrete corrosion under climate change conditions.

Australian Climate Change Science Program

CSIRO is maintaining and developing Australia's world-class expertise in climate change science, with a particular focus on the Southern Hemisphere.

Understanding extreme weather changes

Extreme weather events are rare and often damaging. They can include severe temperatures, torrential rainfall, large hail, strong wind gusts, fire, tropical cyclones, and high sea levels.

Specialised weather forecasting service

Tailored weather forecasts for industry and community clients. CSIRO provides specialised weather forecasts with valuable information for the finance and energy industries. We also produce sport and recreation forecasts on wind speed and direction for yacht racers, surfers and windsurfers.

Dry granulation: a sustainable process for full value recovery

Our novel dry method for slag granulation could help the cement, iron and steel industries develop sustainable practices and derive value from waste.

Climate change and the greenhouse gas factor (Podcast 28 Aug 2012)

Rising CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels has affected global temperature much more than natural climate variability during the past century.

Kitchen El Niño

Create an El Niño effect in your own kitchen with this activity from CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club. At the same time, learn about global weather patterns.

Geological carbon dioxide storage brochure

A brochure on geological carbon dioxide storage research activities including those in partnership with the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC). (2 pages)

CLLAMMecology Science Briefing presentation

This is a presentation by Dr Alec Rolston to the CLLAMMecology Science Briefing held in Goolwa, South Australia, on April 4 2008. Dr Rolston details the changing state of the Lower Murray Lakes. (23 pages)

CLLAMMecology Science Briefing presentation

A presentation by Dr Brian Deegan to the CLLAMMecology Science Briefing held in Goolwa, South Australia, on April 4 2008. Dr Deegan details productivity and food webs in the Coorong. (22 pages)

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.

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