Plants and climate change
CSIRO is identifying the likely impacts of climate change on plant growth and production and its effects on farming.
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.
The Ocean Conveyor Belt
The oceans are the largest repository of heat on Earth, with a capacity 1 000 times greater than the atmosphere. This heat is distributed around the globe by ocean currents referred to as the ‘conveyor belt’. This circulation influences, and is influenced by, the climate.
The role of volunteers in natural resource management
CSIRO has embarked on a five-year project which aims to establish a long term vision of values and goals for Natural Resource Management in Australia in a future that will face increasing environmental challenges.
New ways to find oil and gas deposits
A video about better prediction of oil and gas deposits for which CSIRO Petroleum’s Characterisation Team received a CSIRO Medal in 2004. (2:30)
CSIRO's Characterisation Team used computer modelling to find new sources of oil and gas.
Simulator solution for national energy market
Six years of national energy market data covering demand, pricing and power dispatch leads to unique simulation tool.
Using the NEMsim simulation tool, it is now possible to represent Australia’s national energy market as a co-evolving system made up of complex interactions between participants and their associated markets.
Dr Neil Viney: modelling catchment hydrology
Dr Neil Viney’s primary research areas include catchment modelling, regionalisation, ensemble modelling, modelling the impacts of climate and land use change on hydrological behaviour, and modelling catchment fluxes of salt, sediment and nutrients.
Monitoring team receives CSIRO’s top award in 2004
A team of mathematicians and environment scientists have won CSIRO's top award for a suite of environmental mapping tools that help fight salinity.
Meet the team creating maps that help address key environmental issues.
Measuring the environmental impact of aluminium production
Perfluorcarbons (PFCs) are powerful greenhouse gases that are emitted in the process of aluminium production. New instrumentation at the Cape Grim in Tasmania is allowing Flagship researchers to monitor the level of PFCs in the atmosphere.