58 Posts in ‘Land & Terrain” Found

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Australia’s Environment in 2021

Lower temperatures and good rainfall, in part due to La Niña conditions, have supported a strong recovery for Australia’s environment following record hot temperatures, drought and a catastrophic bushfire season two years ago, according to the annual Australia’s Environment Report.

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Centre Spotlight: The Environment Institute

The final in TERN’s series on ecological research being undertaken across Australia in university centres and institutes focuses on two projects within the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, one about understanding agricultural soils and the other, a greener urban future.

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A scientist conducts field lab experiments at TERN's Robson Creek Rainforest SuperSite in Queensland

Novel forest research using TERN set to improve ecosystem-climate modelling

Researchers using TERN’s forest monitoring sites have produced a more accurate way of coupling the forest canopy and atmosphere components in the models that simulate ecosystem shifts in response to climate change. The collaborative international research also reports that certain aspects of forest function may be influenced more by humidity than amounts of rain.

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Australian Soil Classification Map by TERN

An Updated Australian Soil Classification Map

TERN provides an Australia-wide, consistent and accurate map of soil types at a 90m resolution, with estimates of reliability. It offers industry and land-managers the information they need for informed, cost-saving decision-making.

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TERN develops new ecological survey data exchange standard

Developed by TERN to meet the needs of the Australian Government, the conceptualisation for structuring and sharing ecological survey data collected at multiple sites will not only facilitate the standard representation and exchange of data but also substantially improve sharing and integration between multiple data providers.

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Updated data from 33 land-atmosphere flux stations now available

Quickly and easily download micro-meteorological data from 33 TERN OzFlux ecosystem exchange measuring stations around Australia. This latest data release forms the Australian component of the global eddy-covariance data network, FLUXNET, and will continue enabling world-leading science on climate change’s impact on ecosystems and Green House Gas mapping and accounting at local to global scales.

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Looking back at TERN’s 2021 webinars

From water in our environment and Australia’s sea-change phenomenon to ecosystem resilience and climate modelling, TERN’s 2021 webinar series covered some of the nation’s biggest ecosystem science issues. If you didn’t get to see them, want to watch them again, or think a colleague might be interested, you can access recordings of all the webinars here.

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Tour TERN’s rainforest monitoring SuperSite

Take a virtual tour of TERN’s environmental monitoring site in the rainforests of Yidinji land in Far North Queensland. Learn about the sensors, cameras and surveys used to monitor the ecosystem, its plants, animals and processes, providing data for researchers around the world.

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Verifying the accuracy of globally important space-based imagery

The ability of the world’s space agencies to deliver verifiable satellite imagery data is reliant on reference data collected on-ground at sites such as TERN’s Litchfield Savanna SuperSite in the Northern Territory. One of the world’s most important environmental monitoring sites, Litchfield supports global satellite environmental monitoring programs and is considered critical in ensuring that world-wide data products are accurate and reliable for Australia and beyond.

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Delivering data to improve reporting on Australia’s environment

Australia’s national research infrastructures are working together to streamline access to integrated data for State of the Environment reporting and other environmental assessments. The collaborative …

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