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.
Simulating ocean weather
A video showing the BLUElink> ocean forecasting model, which was run in hindcast mode for the period 1992-2001. (3:00)
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.
Seeing below the surface
Our economic, social and, indeed, our life-support systems, depend on our oceans – or more accurately, the one global ocean we all share.
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.
Seeing under the ocean with robotic Argo floats
See how a world-wide array of robotic floats is providing scientists with data about the ocean and helping them to understand the ocean’s role in climate, and to better forecast climate and ocean conditions. CSIRO is providing a valuable contribution to this project. (2:00)
Restoring near-city catchments
The Restoring Near-City Catchments project aims to guide management plans for the restoration and protection of healthy waterways and water ecosystems in near-city catchments around Australia.
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.