Climate forecasting services

We continue to invest in delivering climate products by translating climate forecasting research outputs into climate forecasting products and services for Australian agriculture.

A key investment is in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology to continuously improve Water and the Land services, and the Climate Kelpie website.

Climate Kelpie website

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Climate Kelpie is a ‘one-stop shop’ for climate risk management information and tools. We designed it for Australian farmers and farm advisors. It connects you to the best available tools and information about climate to help you make decisions about your farm business.

Increasing POAMA’s seasonal forecast value

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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).

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

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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.

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.