Climate extremes have significant implications for agriculture and water resources. There is currently a gap that exists between science and industry, where climate data required for decision making is often highly complex and not easily accessible to industry. To address this, we work with industry stakeholders to ensure that our research is relevant for decision making and adaptation to climate extremes. Our researchers from multiple disciplines have delivered presentations to the Forewarned is Forearmed Community of Practice, which is attended by a diverse group of researchers, government departments and agricultural stakeholders from areas such as grains, beef, sheep, horticulture, cotton, sugar and wine.
A key research project, led by postdoctoral researcher Yawen Shao, involves identifying climate indices that are useful for industries. Once the technique for calculating more accurate climate indices has been refined, we will engage with government and industry stakeholders to share the method for obtaining improved predictions of climate variables.
Find out more about the Knowledge Brokerage Team at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and how we can help you.
Professor Andy Pitman speaks to the Australian Parliament on severe weather and roads
“It is unambiguous that climate is changing due to human activity – specifically the emissions of greenhouse gases. These are increasing the risk of some extreme events.”
Atmospheric rivers in Australia
We are conducting research to determine if we can forecast changes in the probability of extreme rainfall events associated with atmospheric rivers 2-6 weeks ahead.
Video: How can climate scientists work with the agricultural industry to adapt to climate extremes?
An expert panel on climate science and agriculture
Understanding Australia’s rainfall
By bringing together researchers focussed on the large-scale modes of climate variability with researchers investigating weather and land surface processes, our goal is to improve the regional predictions of how rainfall extremes will change in the future.
A new global picture of compounding weather and climate hazards
The difference in results between the high-skill and low-skill CMIP6 models highlights an urgent need to examine why some models work well and some don’t, and, ultimately, improve those with weaknesses.
Why research on compounding weather and climate hazards is important
Climate Extremes is leading research that will ultimately help businesses and governments better assess the risks posed by compound events.