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Unit 2 | Earth Processes - Energy transfers and transformation
"In Unit 2, students explore the ways Earth and environmental science is used to describe and explain energy transfer and transformation in Earth systems. An understanding of the movement of energy between systems is essential to appreciate the importance of energy to control processes below and above the Earth’s surface. Students conduct experiments and investigate different modes of energy transfer within systems, and use models to predict the characteristics of systemic ocean currents, different sources of energy, and how greenhouse gases reflect or scatter infrared radiation leading to the greenhouse effect. They examine synoptic charts, satellite images and climatic data to analyse primary data to make predictions about weather patterns" (QCAA, 2019).
Topic 2: Energy for Atmospheric and Hydrologic Processes
Biofutures Commercialisation Program funding recipients
A list of the Queensland Government's biofutures projects; including, Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor for Biogas,
QLD Spinifex Nano-Cellulose Industry, Burdekin BioFutures Project and more
The Long Paddock
Grazing Land Systems - Queensland Future Climate dashboard (Long Paddock) and related Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy.
Water Monitoring and Data
"Access the latest water quality and quantity information from our surfacewater and groundwater sites across Queensland. You can access: the latest stream height and flow values from our river and stream monitoring sites throughout Queensland, groundwater levels from our monitoring bores equipped with data loggers, historic streamflow data from decommissioned river and stream monitoring sites, and a list of our water monitoring network sites."
Topic 3: Energy for Biogeochemical Processes
Water monitoring and data
"We monitor the quantity and quality of surface freshwater and groundwater systems across Queensland, and the water quality of Queensland coastal catchments. This supports natural resource management initiatives and water planning ... "