A new government website dedicated to Climate Change for Australian Primary Producers

5 Major elements of THE LONG PADDOCK website include;

  1. Webinars.. read more
    1. Watch recorded webinars that showcase some science and products developed by our scientists. Topics include: remote sensing and ground cover, scientific capability in grazing land systems, a national grass production model (AussieGRASS), climate risk assessment, learning from history in climate & grazing management, accessing climate data (SILO) and more.
  2. SPOTA-1… read more
    1. SPOTA-1 (Seasonal Pacific Ocean Temperature Analysis version 1) monitors Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures (SSTs) from March to October each year and, on this basis, provides long-lead ‘outlooks’ for Queensland summer (November to March) rainfall.
  3. FORAGE… read more
    1. FORAGE is a web-based system which generates, analyses and distributes information relating to climate and pasture condition at user-specified locations.
  4. AussieGRASS … read more
    1. The AussieGRASS project uses advanced spatial simulation techniques and supercomputing facilities to build on the research and experience of many of Australia’s leading agronomists in developing a system for assessing and monitoring the condition of Australia’s extensive grazing lands.
  5. Climate Change Risk Management Matrix … read more
    1. Using a risk management approach, this tool can help you address the uncertainties around the scale and distribution of current and future climate change impacts. The Workbook and eWorkbook follow a structured process that will guide you in identifying risks, opportunities and possible adaptation responses. It is suitable for all levels of industry and business, regional groups and local governments.

Access the new website:  https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/


An alert system for the El Niño–Southern Oscillation

Most climate models indicate sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean will remain in the neutral range throughout the southern summer and autumn, hence the ENSO Outlook status has shifted from La Niña WATCH to INACTIVE… read more


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