Climate Services for Agriculture
The Climate Services for Agriculture (CSA) tool is being developed to help Australian farmers to adapt to climate variability and related trends and thereby increasing the viability of their businesses. Developed in collaboration between the Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO, the CSA platform has been made possible by funding from the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund (FDF).
Managing Climate Variability Program
The Managing Climate Variability Program (MCVP) leads research and development program in Australia for providing climate knowledge to primary producers and natural resource managers.
The MCVP activities aim for better forecasts, practical climate tools and products, and present case studies of people who are incorporating climate risk information into their business decisions.
SILO is the data source for Australian CliMate.
SILO is an enhanced climate database hosted by the Queensland Governments's Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI). SILO contains data from 1889 to yesterday in ready-to-use formats.
Rainfall history analysis -south
Regional weather and climate guides
SWApp is an iOS App which provides a ready estimate of plant available water (PAW) in the soil during fallows and crops. SWApp estimates soil water (PAW) using inputs from:
- weather data from a nearby Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) sourced from the Silo (https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/);
- rainfall data from a local rain gauge (manual entry);
- rainfall data automatically uploaded from a Bluetooth enabled rain gauge (20m range);
- a soil description best suited to your paddock; and
- soil and crop cover conditions for each paddock.
Climate and weather (BoM)
The Bureau's Water and the Land web site aims to provide an integrated suite of information for people involved in primary production, natural resource management, industry, trade and commerce.
Agriculture Victoria - weather and climate
Victorian grain growers can access seasonal climate risk information in one easy location. Newsletters describes seasonal outlooks, decision support tools estimate soil water and potential crop yields, and provide links and topical climate risk information.
CottonInfo issues an e-newsletter on a topic important to cotton growers - from weather to water management and energy use efficiency, to biosecurity and stewardship
COLA 14 day precipitation forecast
COLA is a scientific research center established to improve understanding and prediction of Earth's climate variations on seasonal, interannual, and decadal scales, with a special emphasis on the interactions between Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces.
100 Years of Australian Rainfall