European scientists use satellite sensors to detect light reflected off waves at the ocean's surface, which could help improve wave forecasts.
Scientists Bittersweet as Australia Backtracks on Climate Cuts
Researchers welcome the prime minister's move to force an independent research institute to reverse some job cuts but say that the damage to Australia's scientific reputation can't be reversed.
Chilly Reception for New Australian Climate Science Center
After unveiling major planned cuts to climate science early this year, Australia's main science agency proposes a center to coordinate remaining projects. Many decry the proposal as an empty gesture.
How Plant Life Survives on Earth's Driest Inhabited Continent
Australia is a continent of extremes, and researchers find that some ecosystems are better equipped than others to deal with the country's characteristic extreme climatic variation.
Scientists Denounce Pending Australian Climate Science Cuts
The recently unveiled planned shift from basic climate research toward responses to a transformed climate could cost research jobs, hamper climate studies, and limit data gathering and analysis.
Distant Rains Contributed to La Niña Ocean Warming Event
Unusually low salinity intensified a warm-water current off the coast of Western Australia in 2010–2011.
Cuts to CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Program Cause Concern
Drastic cuts within CSIRO will cut off Australia's critically important contributions to the global climate community
Satellites Reveal a Temporary Carbon Sink over Australia
Satellite measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide provide insights into how droughts and floods influence the carbon cycle on the semiarid continent of Australia.
Breaking Internal Tides Keep the Ocean in Balance
By studying how underwater waves strike the continental slope off Tasmania, researchers seek to uncover the mechanisms that keep the circulation of the global ocean in balance.
Improving Hydrology Models for a Changing Climate
How can scientists make a hydrology model that can predict water flow in an uncertain future climate?