The 21st century began with a remarkable series of great earthquakes occurring off Sumatra, starting with the 2004 Great Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami that caused over 220,00 deaths. While subsequent earthquakes were deadly, none resulted in fatalities on the massive scale of the 2004 event.
The recent drought (2017-2019) but especially the horrific fires throughout Eastern Australia now called the Black Summer (~ August 2019-February 2020) has generated what could be called a “tipping point” in the broader Australian community discussion about climate change.
With the inauguration of Australia’s space agency the volume around all things ‘space’ has been turned up to 11. But although agencies internationally recognise that science is a fundamental enabler in their space economies, and that missions are a key element of that, that realisation has not yet occurred in Australia
Debris flows are concentrated slurries of water and sediment that shape the landscape and pose a major hazard to human life and infrastructure. Seismic ground motion-based observations promise to provide new, remote constraints on debris flow physics, but the lack of data and a theoretical basis for interpreting them h
The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), alternating between El Niño and La Niña
events, is the dominant and most consequential climate phenomenon affecting extreme
weather, ecosystems, and agriculture around the world.