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.
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.
Climate Extremes is leading research that will ultimately help businesses and governments better assess the risks posed by compound events.
Tipping points exist in the climate system, and it is very unlikely that all tipping points are known. Different tipping points are understood with different levels of confidence, they operate on different timescales, can interact to trigger cascades of abrupt changes, and some tipping point changes are irreversible on timescales of centuries to millennia.
Drought is a major risk to Australia with extended periods of drought affecting our social, economic and environmental systems. The newly released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contains significant new assessments of the science and future projections of drought.
Briefing note 11: Research on the Antarctic stratospheric polar vortex is important for Australia’s seasonal forecasts
Research has established a link between Antarctic stratospheric winds and an increased risk of weather conducive to bushfires from late spring to early summer. Further research on the relationship between winds and ozone in the Antarctic stratosphere could improve seasonal forecasts for Australia.
Briefing note 10: Research on heatwaves and droughts by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes supports a major international report on Climate Change and Land
This research brief examines how research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes informed the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land.