China and Australia have partnered together to open a state of the art ocean research facility in Hobart in Australia’s Tasmania state.
The Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research (CSHOR) is a vital collaboration, in which China’s Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLMST) will work alongside Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) to enhance scientific understanding of the globe’s future climate.
“Although we are not geographically close, the southern hemisphere’s oceans can have a huge impact on the climate of Asia and can also affect rainfall in China,” QNLMST director Wu Lixin told Xinhua at the launch Monday.
Scientists have known for a long time that warmer ocean cycles in the Pacific, referred to as El Nino events, often bring drought to the Australian mainland.
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