THE CLIMATE KELPIE BLOG

ACCESS-S version 2 (ACCESS-S2) is a major upgrade to the Bureau of Meteorology’s seasonal prediction system. It went live late last year, replacing the previous version, ACCESS-S1. ACCESS-S supports the Bureau’s multi-week and seasonal climate outlooks and serves several external customers. It also provides input data for the seasonal forecast component of the new Australian […]
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From giant hail to unseasonal rain, throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales, there have been plenty of recent extreme weather events. Wouldn’t it be good to be able to predict when extreme climate events, including extreme high or low rainfall and temperatures, might occur in the weeks and seasons ahead? Those forecasts are now […]
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It appears rainfed cotton could be the goldilocks crop when it comes to planting…  it requires detailed planning and conditions that are just right to get it up and away. HMAg agronomist Rob Holmes from Moree in the northern region of New South Wales, said cotton needs warm, wet soil to germinate and survive: “Cotton […]
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What if there were tools farmers could use to help them plan for the inevitability of drought, to reduce drought’s impact on farm businesses and the communities they operate in? The Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund (FDF) is developing work that does just that. To help Australian farmers and communities prepare for future […]
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The Managing Climate Variability program, managed by MLA, supported market research to determine producer requirements for weather and seasonal forecasting tools.  The research was done because there is a lack of understanding amongst weather and climate forecast service providers of producer needs and knowledge gaps regarding weather and seasonal climate forecast information. There is also […]
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