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Hot and hostile. The links between temperature, aggression and crime in Australia.

TERN’s open-access data analysis tools have enabled researchers to put together a massive 13-year weather dataset to better understand the relationships between the environment and human behaviour. Meet the latest group of researchers using TERN’s free cloud-based virtual desktop, CoESRA, and learn how you can use it too.

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Digital soil assessment: an essential component of a national ecosystem observatory

National scale soils information is critical for informing decisions across domains in environment, agriculture, engineering, and climate response, and enables researchers to measure changes in Australia’s ecosystems over time from local to continental scales. We talk to outgoing TERN platform co-lead, Mike Grundy, about the immense value digital soil mapping and assessment adds to a national ecosystem observatory.

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Australia’s Environment 2020 mid-year update

The drought has loosened its grip across much of Australia, while millions of hectares burnt last summer have started recovering thanks to good autumn rain. These are the main conclusions from a mid-year update on the condition of Australia’s environment.

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Need soil moisture data? Try a cosmic ray soil moisture sensor

The new CosmOz website lets users visualise then download open-source soil moisture and rainfall data from a growing number of sensors.

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Drone cloud: establishing a national ecosystem for drone data management

TERN is delighted to be working alongside other research infrastructure co-investors in the Australian Scalable Drone Cloud (ASDC), one of 10 three-year projects supported by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) 2019 Platforms program.

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TERN ecosystem data for teaching

The grand challenges facing our environment requires analysis of big data.  To help students access and learn more about the data collected by Australia’s Land …

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New soil erosion research improves bushfire recovery

Research using TERN-delivered remote sensing data and digital soil maps has assessed the state and trends of hillslope erosion across New South Wales.  The new …

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Australia’s environment in 2019

Temperatures up, rainfall down, and the destruction of vegetation and ecosystems by drought, fire and land clearing continued. That is the main conclusion from Australia’s Environment in 2019, the latest in an annual series of environmental condition reports, released today.

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Do you use or want Leaf Area Index data? Please let us know

To ensure that TERN delivers in-demand data and that our NCRIS grant is spent in the most efficient way possible, we’re consulting with our users to determine the future of LAI data collection at TERN sites.

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Cosmic help for down-to-Earth environmental monitoring

TERN and its partners are developing a revolutionary soil moisture information system, which will help land managers better monitor drought, predict bushfires and floods and make highly informed management choices to improve agricultural productivity.

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