With the inauguration of Australia’s space agency the volume around all things ‘space’ has been turned up to 11. But although agencies internationally recognise that science is a fundamental enabler in their space economies, and that missions are a key element of that, that realisation has not yet occurred in Australia
Debris flows are concentrated slurries of water and sediment that shape the landscape and pose a major hazard to human life and infrastructure. Seismic ground motion-based observations promise to provide new, remote constraints on debris flow physics, but the lack of data and a theoretical basis for interpreting them h
The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), alternating between El Niño and La Niña
events, is the dominant and most consequential climate phenomenon affecting extreme
weather, ecosystems, and agriculture around the world.
Ocean gyres are persistent, large-scale circulation features that give rise to important ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic and the Kuroshio current off the east coast of Japan.
The summer of 2019/20 saw devastating climate extremes and bushfires across southern Australia, and changed the national discourse on the role of human-caused climate change in increasing the risk of these impacts.