As Australia swelters through another hot summer, a team of researchers is using TERN data to assess how heat waves affect the energy balance, carbon uptake, water use, and overall health of Australia’s ecosystems.
Australian researchers are using TERN infrastructure to take part in a landmark global experiment that investigates the impact of drought on our ecosystems, and helps to predict and mitigate their continental- and regional-scale impacts.
In the latest example of TERN’s extensive educational and outreach activities, students are learning best-practice solutions to environmental problems and helping improve our understanding of how our ecosystems behave. Importantly, the program is also motivating high school students to enrol in science related tertiary studies.
Our first 2017 newsletter showcases new research using TERN on some of the quintessential characteristics of the Australian environment: fire and heat waves—all of which are in evidence across our nation this summer.
High-resolution climate change projection data for Queensland created by the Queensland Government’s Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI) are now openly available via the TERN Data Discovery Portal.