Completed projects

Climate change and variability: Assessing regional impacts of sugarcane production

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Management practices being promoted to Queensland sugarcane growers have been found to reduce nitrogen loss from the paddock by 66%, even under future climate change scenarios.

Improving multi-week predictions

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Experimental multi-week forecast products are now available on the Bureau’s POAMA website.

Climate drivers and synoptic features – New South Wales, Northern Territory and Tasmania

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The climate drivers for New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Tasmania have been analysed and documented and are published on Climate Kelpie.

The climate drivers for South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland have been revised and the changes have been published on Climate Kelpie.

Extremes, climate modes and reanalysis-based approaches to agricultural resilience

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Further research on the use of the 20CRP data for agricultural insurance and seasonal forecasting is needed as development of the database continues.

Critical thresholds (tipping points) and climate change impacts/adaptation in horticulture

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Case studies have been developed for a number of crops and are being published here as they become available.

Improving seasonal forecasts for south-west Western Australia

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

We have improved our forecasting skill at using the Indian Ocean as a climate driver.

Modelling has shown the trade-off between sowing date and frost risk. Frost forecasts may only be of value in areas where there is small yield potential with delayed sowing and where there is a high frost risk.

The risk of frost is significantly affected when there are large monthly or seasonal temperature deviations during a particularly warm or cold season.

Improving reliability of POAMA regional climate forecasts

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

This project provided short-term interim solutions to improve reliability and utilisation of POAMA seasonal climate forecasts.

Farmers applying seasonal climate forecasting for profitable sustainable resource use

Friday, June 25th, 2010

SEACI 1 was extended for 6 months to June 2009. SEACI 2 continues to focus on climate change, forecasting skill and the prediction of runoff and soil moisture.

South-East Australia Climate Initiative (SEACI) collaboration

Friday, June 25th, 2010

SEACI 1 has helped define the implications of climate change for runoff in the Murray Basin, the level of climate change already experienced and the role of key drivers, including the Indian Ocean Dipole, the Southern Annual Mode and the Pacific Ocean.

Seasonal forecasting for eastern Australia – scoping study

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Focusing on sub-tropical eastern Australia – including the northern grains belt, southern cane industry, the southern Qld and northern NSW dairy industry, subtropical grazing, most of Australia’s cotton industry and a range of subtropical horticultural crops – this project identified key climate science R&D necessary to improve existing forecast skill.