Tracking the response of terrestrial and ocean waters to climate variations using space gravity observations

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

Australia and the surrounding oceans are affected by changes in the Earth's climate. With increasing global temperatures, sea levels are changing and surface and groundwater resources are becoming increasingly precious. This project will exploit space gravity data to assess, quantify and understand when and where Australia's water resources change. This will be achieved through the development of a new analysis method, validation against independently-observed oceanic signals and the subsequent study of geophysical phenomena including the global redistribution of ocean water caused by the warming of the oceans and the propagation of water deficit and groundwater depletion caused by drought in the Murray Darling basin.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0931/12/12

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$480,000.00

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