We’re improving our observations and understanding of past and current climate by:
- using observations of greenhouse gases and the Australian regional carbon budget to track changes and improve our understanding of how the different components of the natural and human elements of the carbon cycle interact and influence each other.
- identifying how the different scale drivers of the climate system interact in the Southern Hemisphere to generate our past and current climate.
- improving observational records used for Australian climate change research, and examining the current and past patterns and trends in climate variability and extremes in the Southern Hemisphere, with an emphasis on the Australian region.
- analysing robust observational records of our atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere and terrestrial systems to undertake detection and attribution studies in order to identify and explain significant changes in our current climate.