THE CLIMATE KELPIE BLOG

South Australian Port Germein farmer Barry Mudge remembers the moment he decided he wanted to farm with more than just intuition. “My dad Laurie made a lot of money on the farm in ’78- we had the best yields we had ever achieved. But he’d only put in 370 acres of wheat. My question was […]
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Peter Hayman, SARDI Climate Applications and Barry Mudge, Mudge Consulting Over the last four years the Forewarned is Forearmed project has worked with Industry Reference Groups from grains, northern red meat, southern red meat, dairy, wine grapes and sugar. These groups are made up of leading farmers and advisers from around the country. It is […]
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What’s with all the rain? Two La Nina’s in a row is pretty unlikely right? Wrong. It’s actually not uncommon for a La Niña to occur in two consecutive years. In fact, since 1958, about half of La Niña events reoccurred the following year. But three in a row, now that’s very, very unlikely! Since […]
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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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