Tracing pollen to better forecast asthma storms
The science of thunderstorm asthma is relatively unknown, what is least understood is the interaction between pollen and thunderstorms.
Carbon central to a new wave of climate modelling
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.
The future of the ozone hole
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.
Understanding background methane emissions to inform energy debate
Understanding potential greenhouse gas impacts of the coal seam gas industry can help inform future decisions, including better understanding of methane.
State of the Environment: Atmosphere
Technological advances like the Himawari-8 launched by Japan in 2014 have made significant improvements to our ability to measure the atmosphere, according to the latest State of the Environment Report.
Breathing the quality air down under
As cities go, Australia's have some of the best air quality in the world. But even the relatively clean air of Australia can contain enough pollutants to impact on our health.
Measuring Antarctica’s pristine atmosphere for answers on aerosols
Before the RV Investigator came along, the atmosphere of the Southern Ocean had been measured only a handful of times. With regular monitoring, this pristine and critical environment may now reveal the real role of atmospheric aerosols in global warming.
Forty years of measuring the world’s cleanest air reveals human fingerprints on the atmosphere
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Cape Grim, one of only three World Meteorological Organization global super-stations for measuring carbon dioxide - it started in 1976 with an ex-NASA caravan.