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A watchful eye on Australia’s fires

Collaborative networks, expertise, and technical capability developed through TERN are driving a new wave of advancements in our use of satellite and other remote-sensing technologies, …

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Ecosystem resilience to drought across the globe

TERN’s infrastructure is enabling increasing numbers of Australian researchers to participate in, and even lead, collaborative international scientific studies. Among them is Professor Alfredo Huete, …

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The Daintree drought experiment

How might the world’s rainforests respond if droughts become more frequent in the future? This question is behind a unique experiment being established in the …

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Windy weather – dusty days ahead?

This month we’re pleased to hear from Claire Harris at our partner organisation CSIRO, about dust storms and the collaborative work TERN’s AusCover Facility and …

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Improving understanding of extreme coastal events

In January 2013, ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald and an associated monsoon trough passed over parts of Queensland and New South Wales, causing severe storms, flooding and …

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Managing the land of bushfires: Australia’s twenty different “fire countries”

TERN’s fire experts are lighting the way in the geographical study of fire The pyrogeography synthesis group of TERN’s Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and …

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Connecting cyclones and carbon emissions in our northern savannas

In April 2006 severe tropical cyclone Monica swept across northern Australia. In its travels it harmed 10 400 km2 of tropical savanna, killing or severely …

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Ngadju kala: fire management in the Great Western Woodlands

TERN has partnered with CSIRO, Ngadju Conservation, Goldfields Land and Sea Council and WA Department of Parks and Wildlife to produce a new fire management report that challenges …

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Hot on the trail of heatwaves

Just like this year, 2013 kicked off with heatwaves that started in Western Australia and swept eastwards across the continent, contributing to Australia’s hottest year …

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The erratic greening of arid Australia

New insights from extreme years as flooding rains interrupt prolonged drought In comparison with drylands elsewhere, the unpredictability of rainfall in central Australia is globally …

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