Land carbon storage swelled in the Little Ice Age, which bodes ill for the future


The dip in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during the Little Ice Age wasn’t caused by New World pioneers cutting a swathe through native American agriculture, as had been previously thought. Instead, our new analysis of the climate record […]

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Smile, forests, you’re on camera


TERN, together with fellow NCRIS project the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF), have installed time-lapse cameras at TERNSuperSites around Australia to monitor the timing of vegetation development, including flowering, fruiting, and leaf lifecycle—known as phenology. This nation-wide network […]

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Unique river systems demand unique models


A new satellite-based river modelling technique can account for the unique dynamics of individual water bodies. Models using Earth observation data to predict surface water availability and extent provide useful tools for sustainable management and restoration of terrestrial surface water […]

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Vegetation plays a key role in the changing global energy and water cycles


Evapotranspiration from the global land surface has increased significantly due to increases in transpiration and interception that are only partially counteracted by decreasing soil evaporation, a new study reports. Terrestrial evaporation (ET) is a key component of the energy and water cycles over global […]

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