Highlighting major work for Geoscience Australia.
Tsunami in Australia are rare, yet when they do occur, they pose a serious risk to our large coastal population. Looking at past events helps us understand how tsunami might impact Australia in the future.
We have been observing the Earth and its processes for centuries to understand the world around us and how it’s changing.
Geoscience Australia’s Alice Springs satellite ground station hosts two 9 metre antennas, a 2.4-metre antenna, and associated infrastructure. The satellite ground station is one of three forming a global Landsat satellite ground station network and has been in operation since 1979.
Ever opted to take the stairs over the lift for the sake of additional exercise? You’ll be pleased to know that on reaching the top, you’ll appear to weigh an average 100 mg less than what you did at the bottom!
Imagine if all the electrical grids and devices in the world suddenly stopped working. Or all the satellites currently in orbit dropped out, resulting in no satellite communications, and no GPS.
At 10.27am on Thursday, 28 December 1989, Newcastle was devastated by an ML 5.6 (MW 5.4) earthquake. This was one of the most significant natural disasters in Australia's history.
The search for MH370 involved the collection and analysis of large volumes of marine data from a remote area. The data obtained during the Phase One and Two of sea floor mapping is now available to the public.
As a result of a global project to more accurately measure historical earthquakes, Australia's list of largest recorded earthquakes has dramatically changed - placing Tennant Creek at the top of the table.
Location information is essential to our everyday lives. Where we are, what the land looks like, and the infrastructure around us provide the backdrop for all the events in our lives. Knowing more about our location allows us to make better decisions.
The most comprehensive mapping report on Australia's largest groundwater basin has been developed in the form of an Atlas - providing valuable information to assist water managers and communities to make more informed decisions towards sustainable management of this vast water resource.
Geoscience Australia's partnership in a world-class tsunami warning system contributes to a coordinated approach to safer global communities in the face of natural hazards such as earthquakes and tsunami.
Geoscience Australia contributes to a greater understanding of natural hazard and disaster exposure through observations of water from space. This supports Australia's capability to reduce the economic, social and environmental impacts of flood events.