The science of thunderstorm asthma is relatively unknown, what is least understood is the interaction between pollen and thunderstorms.
Dr Helen Cleugh is still motivated by lessons learned back on the family farm in central Otago. She’s now leading CSIRO’s Climate Science Centre.
Simulating the Earth’s myriad physical, chemical and biological processes is a big ask. But it must be done if we are to work out how what we do today will change the future climate. Thanks to this Australian ‘earth system model’, we’re getting a clearer picture of what’s ahead.
Contrary to popular belief, the ozone hole does not reach Australia. But its effects are felt the world over. CSIRO scientists are creating a climate-chemistry model that will lead global science on the ozone hole recovery.
A paper published in Nature Climate Change has revealed the importance of regional differences in sea surface temperature variability in determining the global distribution of coral bleaching risk.
Crop yield models might not sound like traditional ag hardware but they’ve become a key tool in a modern farmer’s kit. They’re as good as they are accurate, and new research is focusing on making them more responsive to climate change.
In a world first, a satellite-based algal bloom alert system has been developed for inland water bodies – a giant leap forward from individually testing each dam, river or lake across the countryside, and allowing for a much quicker response.
Portugal has again been in the grip of wildfires this northern summer. The devastating human and financial toll of bushfires is felt across the globe. In Australia, CSIRO is using expert knowledge and the latest technology to pinpoint areas at risk so they can be better managed into the future.