Click this link to hear DR Hugh from RAL Space talk about what False Colour Imagery is and how building instruments that observe the universe, means we can see way beyond the capabilities of the human eye! Can you imagine being able to make the invisible visible! https://www.facebook.com/RAL.Space/videos/dr-hugh-mortimer-what-is-false-colour-imagery/268021300916825/Read more »
They are also known as ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems that lock up carbon at faster rates than most land ecosystems! AND DID YOU KNOW: Australia harbors about 12 per cent of the World’s blue carbon ecosystems, which hold about 7-12 per cent of global carbon stock! To find out more about benefits these ecosystems provide for for coastal […]Read more »
INFORMATION LEVEL 2: DID YOU KNOW? Researchers have developed immersive virtual landscapes of intact endangered Australian ecosystems to accurately illustrate changes across time, seasons and following disturbances like bushfires.
Image: Recreating the endangered woodlands included capturing the yellow Bulbine lily by modelling it in 3D in the understorey of the virtual landscape CSIRO https://www.csiro.au/en/news/News-releases/2021/Virtual-landscapes-to-study-endangered-Australian-ecosystems The study created a virtual reality model of an Australian Box Gum Grassy Woodland landscape, an endangered eucalypt woodland ecosystem that is difficult to observe in its intact pre-European colonisation […]Read more »
Karlie Alinta Noon is the first indigenous woman in Australia to graduate with a double degree in maths and physics, an astronomer, of the Gamilaraay people, multiple award winner, 2019 Eureka Prize nominee, and one of the 2017 BBC’s 100 Women. Photo:University of Newcastle http://www.aboriginalastronomy.com.au/people/karlie-noon/ “Indigenous peoples around the world have understood the stars, tides […]Read more »
INFORMATION LEVEL 2 : Soil Moisture Maps and Australian Rainfall https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30599 Water is one of the most important components of soil, but the volume of water contained within a given volume of soil—or soil moisture—can fluctuate annually, seasonally, daily, and even hourly, due to changes in water availability from precipitation, irrigation, and evaporation from the […]Read more »