PROJECT 5.3: Regional climate change projections science and delivery
To make informed decisions about managing current and future climate risks, decision makers across government, industry and business require access to credible, up-to-date, useable and relevant information on future changes to our climate.
We’re enhancing the functionality of the current suite of national climate change projections for existing and new users, including new analysis and communication products and updates to tools and guidance materials. The useability of the current projections will be supported through the provision of enhanced training and outreach activities, and tailored information and datasets to meet the needs of decision makers and stakeholders. This will ensure users are better able to integrate climate change projections into their decision-making processes, leading to enhanced climate-resilience and sustainable development across Australia.
We’re also building the underpinning projections science and modelling capability required for a future major release of new national projections. This includes applying new methods and addressing knowledge gaps to advance the science and modelling capability for the future next-generation of climate change projections for Australia.
We will also facilitate and contribute to the coordination and development of plans for the delivery of a future major release of national climate change projections, bringing together key research agencies, funders and users to ensure future national projections are salient, relevant and accessible.
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Dr Michael Grose, CSIRO
This project is contributing to the following climate challenges:
The regional projections delivered in this project will provide water managers with access to a range of web tools, data, guidance material and training to support decision making.
Primary producers, conservation managers and natural resource managers will make better-informed management decisions using the regional projections developed in this project.
As a result of work undertaken in this project, disaster risk managers will have better access to a range of web tools, data, guidance material, case studies and training to support decision making. Where possible, uncertainties will be constrained.
Project publications and papers
- Colman RA, Soldatenko S. 2020. Understanding the links between climate feedbacks, variability and change using a two-layer energy balance model. Climate Dynamics, 54, 3441–3459, doi:10.1007/s00382-020-05189-3 | Abstract
- Di Virgilio G, Evans JP, Clarke H, Sharples J, Hirsch A, Hart MA. 2020. Climate change significantly alters future wildfire mitigation opportunities in south eastern Australia, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1029/2020GL088893 | Abstract
- Di Virgilio G, Evans JP, Di Luca A, Grose MR, Round V, Thatcher M. 2020. Realised added value in dynamical downscaling of Australian climate change. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-020-05250-1 | Abstract
- Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub. 2020. Scenario analysis of climate-related physical risk for buildings and infrastructure: climate science guidance. Technical report by the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Earth Systems and Climate Change Science (ESCC) Hub for the Climate Measurement Standards Initiative, ESCC Hub Report No.21. Full report and related summary reports [Case study 5.6]
- Grose MR et al. 2020. Insights from CMIP6 for Australia’s Future Climate. Earth’s Future, 8 (5), doi: 10.1029/2019EF001469 | Full paper
- Narsey SY, Brown JR, Colman R, Delage F, Power S, Moise A, Zhang H. 2020. Climate change projections for the Australian monsoon from CMIP6 models. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2019GL086816 | Abstract