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.

April workshops: Climate in the Top End

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Climate in the Top End   We’d like to share with you what we’ve learnt about climate forecasts in the Top End. We’d like to hear from you about what you need from a climate forecast. [Download the flyer – PDF, 297 kB] [RSVP for the free workshop here]   What causes a ‘good wet’?

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

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Research objectives It is commonly accepted that soil moisture is a critical factor in N emissions but there has been little emphasis on the management of fertiliser application and soil moisture. This study focused on the interaction between N fertiliser decisions and soil moisture content, specifically high rainfall events. Climate forecasts for the coming season

Increasing POAMA’s seasonal forecast value

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Research objective In a study by Asseng et al. (2012) based in the wheat industry region of WA, it was shown that POAMA had 70% skill at predicting above/below median rainfall. It showed that adjusting starting nitrogen based on this forecast could increase a farmer’s gross margin by 71% on a typical farm on clay

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.

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.