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.
Dr Marie Ekström: Hydroclimate Modeller
Dr Marie Ekström is contributing to research on the development of future projections of regional resolution climate variables to be used as input to hydrological models.
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.
Leading climate change research in the Southern Hemisphere
A key question for the world is no longer ‘Will the climate change?’ but rather ‘How will it change?’ CSIRO is providing information to enhance the capability of governments, business and the community to respond to climate change in the future.