Improving the skill of regional forecasts in the POAMA-3 model

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Create more skilful multi-week seasonal forecasts of Australian climate at regional scales. We will measure how much POAMA-3 forecast skill has improved from POAMA-2. We will identify priority areas to improve POAMA, then trial them in POAMA-3. By conducting hindcasts, we will test the improvements for Australian regional forecast skill and ready them to be incorporated into POAMA-3.

Increasing POAMA’s seasonal forecast value

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Establish a realistic level of confidence and knowledge in how to use, and the value of using, seasonal forecasts based on POAMA to make decisions in cotton and wheat enterprises in eastern Australia. Increase producers’ ability to include probabilistic seasonal forecast information in their risk-management business decisions for a long-term payoff period (5-20 years).

Australian CliMate development

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Develop readily accessible and useful climate analysis tools for producers to make decisions; adding tools to Australian CliMate such as: POAMA seasonal forecasts, Potential Yield Calculator (PYCalc), drought analysis and alert, and trend analysis tool (‘How is climate changing?’).

Can advances in mid-term weather forecasts reduce emissions from nitrogen fertiliser?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Investigate if recent advances in dynamic weather forecasts for the coming 2-6 weeks have the potential to cost-effectively reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions.

New research project – Predicting heat extremes on the multi-week timescale

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Can POAMA predict extreme heat events for forecast timescales of less than one month?

CLIMAG issue 24, May 2013

Friday, May 10th, 2013

CLIMAG 24 is now available for download.

New free CliMate app for farmers

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Australian CliMate, a free iTunes app that can help farmers with better decisions about their farming operations, is now available for download from the App Store.

CLIMAG issue 23, August 2012

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

CLIMAG 23 is now available for download.

Tomato – critical temperature thresholds available for download

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The case study of critical temperature thresholds for tomato is now available for download. The case study was completed by Peter Deuter from Agriscience Queensland.

Climate Champion book now available for download

Friday, March 16th, 2012

A 48-page book describing our Climate Champion program and profiling each of the participating farmers is now available for download.