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Why human-generated aerosols can affect our weather (Podcast 24 Jan 2008)

Discover why the rise of human-generated pollution is forcing a change in ocean circulation in the Southern Hemisphere and in turn affecting our region’s weather systems. (5:30)  

Today's farmers meeting tomorrow's climate challenges (Podcast 03 Jul 2008)

Australia’s farmers are our climate change 'warriors', and many of them are already meeting the challenges of climate change, with major modifications to the way they produce our food. In this podcast, Dr Mark Howden from CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship, explains how farmers are dealing with challenges such as lower rainfall and irrigation allocations. (4:51)

How climate change will affect your backyard (Podcast 06 May 2008)

Dr Benjamin Preston from CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship explains that there are practical measures we can take to ameliorate the effects of climate change. (6.15)

CSIRO Technology captures China's CO2 (Podcast 15 Aug 2008)

A new joint project in Beijing has the potential to answer the biggest environmental question of our age – how do we protect our atmosphere from the damaging carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power stations? In this podcast, Chief of CSIRO’s Energy Technology Division, Dr David Brockway, explains a process which can potentially reduce CO2 emissions by 85 per cent from power stations. (6:04)

Missing deep ocean pathway discovered (Podcast 15 Aug 2007)

Australian scientists have discovered a massive deep ocean pathway – or ‘supergyre’ – which links the three Southern Hemisphere ocean basins. In this podcast Mr Ken Ridgway, from Wealth from Oceans Flagship, talks about the significance of the ‘supergyre’. (4:45)

Auditing the Earths sea-level and energy budgets

An international research team has balanced the sea-level rise budget by showing that the total amount of contributions to sea level rise explains the measured rise over recent decades.

Why The Great Global Warming Swindle is wrong

Dr Raupach responds to the UK television program The Great Global Warming Swindle, airing on ABC television on Thursday 12 July 2007.

Vapour intrusion guidelines for Australian buildings

Widespread concern about potentially hazardous gases migrating from contaminated subsurface environments has highlighted the need for guidelines for vapour intrusion into Australian buildings.

Award-winning research by the Centre for Environmental Contaminants Research

This video discusses the winning of a Medal For Research Achievement 2006 by the Centre for Environmental Contaminants Research, led by Dr Graeme Batley. (2:00)

Understanding and predicting climate change

CSIRO is a world leader in understanding how the oceans affect climate, and uses this knowledge to predict climate change and variability. CSIRO is a world leader in understanding the connection between oceans and climate, and develops observing and modelling systems that enable Australia to respond to climate variability and change.

Treating and utilising waste overview

CSIRO works with various industry sectors to develop improved technologies for sustainable treatment and subsequent disposal of waste as well as techniques for recovering resources from waste materials.

Terrestrial mapping and monitoring

Clever statistical methods are being applied to satellite imagery to improve environmental knowledge and management.

State of the Climate - 2010

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.

Soil carbon: the basics

Soil organic carbon is a complex and varied mixture of materials and makes up a small but vital part of all soils.

Overview of modelling climate change impacts on sleeper and alert weeds in Australia

This document outlines details of a report on alert and sleeper weed species that were assessed for their change of potential distribution due to climate change in Australia.

Locating bushfires as they happen

Sentinel Hotspots provides reliable 'eyes' in the sky for Emergency Services, using satellite images to locate and map bushfires occurring in Australia and providing the information to anyone on the internet.

Accessing Sedsim: sedimentary process modelling software

CSIRO software models natural processes to predict sediment distributions, allowing us to predict how existing deposits vary, and how current deposits will evolve.

Carbon dynamics in Australia’s tropical north

The tropical savannas of northern Australia account for one third of the country’s terrestrial carbon stocks. CSIRO scientists are conducting research to determine the long-term potential sink strength of savannas, and the effects of land use on the carbon sink.

Reshaping cities for a more sustainable future

CSIRO research is helping to revitalise Australia’s cities through the generation of new technologies that reduce the ecological footprint of urban environments.  

Providing specialised weather forecasts

Specialised weather forecasts offer valuable information targeted at the needs of the financial and energy sectors, and for many other industry applications. CSIRO has invested significant resources in weather and climate science during the past decade to develop a new capacity to deliver forecasts that can be used as management tools in a range of markets.

Dr Quanxi Shao: statistical modelling and inferences in hydroclimate

Dr Quanxi Shao leads several water-related projects including water use accounting, statistical downscaling for climate models, and data blending techniques for multiscale data.

Dr Paul Fraser: CSIRO Medal winner 2004

Discover why Dr Paul Fraser, one of CSIRO's ozone layer experts, received a 2004 CSIRO Lifetime Achievement Medal in 2004 for his work studying the Earth’s ozone layer. (3:00)


OzConverter is a specialist tool developed by Dr Tom Harwood, to assist in preparing climate change scenario files from OzClim.

Our changing atmosphere

CSIRO’s changing atmosphere research measures and models levels of greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases in the atmosphere. The information underpins integrated solutions and sound management strategies for climate change and ozone depletion issues.

Oceans of change: oceans and climate change

Although we are aware of the ways our climate is shaping changes on the land, we are less familiar with change beneath the waves of the worlds’ oceans and coastal waterways, and the influences that our oceans and our changing climate have on each other.

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