Improving prediction of the northern Australian wet season

Researchers analysed the onset, decline and duration of the northern Australian wet season.

A website has been developed (part of APSRU) for users to explore wet-season characteristics.

Understanding of the MJO and the interface between statistical and GCM systems has improved significantly.

The project has set the context for further research, and demonstrated that there can be both skill and value in investing in forecasting for northern Australia.

The next phase will need to involve international collaboration and the advancement of POAMA.

New products could be developed for WATL using new knowledge of the duration/extent of the wet season, focused on agricultural industries and mining/infrastructure.

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