Links

Managing Climate Variability Program

Managing Climate Variability Program
http://managingclimate.gov.au/

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 climate data

SILO climate data
https://legacy.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo

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.


The Long paddock

The Long paddock
https://beta.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/

Long Paddock is a product of the Drought and Climate Adaptation Program (DCAP) initiative including the Queensland Drought Mitigation Centre.


SoilWaterApp

SoilWaterApp
http://www.soilwaterapp.net.au/

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 Kelpie

Climate Kelpie
http://www.climatekelpie.com.au/

Climate Kelpie is for Australian farmers and their advisors. It connects you to tools and information about climate to help you make decisions about your farm business.


Climate and weather (BoM)

Climate and weather (BoM)
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/

A collection of Bureau of Meteorology information


Water and Land (BoM)

Water and Land (BoM)
http://www.bom.gov.au/watl/

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.


Drought info (BoM)

Drought info (BoM)
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/drought.shtml

Bureau of Meteorology drought links


Agriculture Victoria - weather and climate

Agriculture Victoria - weather and climate
http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/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 e-newsletter

CottonInfo e-newsletter
http://www.cottoninfo.com.au/cottoninfo-e-newsletter

Each fortnight, 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


DPIRD DSS tools

DPIRD DSS tools
https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/tools

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia provides easy access for decision making.


World wind animation

World wind animation
https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic

A bird eye view of what is happening across our globe.


COLA 14 day precipitation forecast

COLA 14 day precipitation forecast
http://wxmaps.org/pix/prec7.html

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

100 Years of Australian Rainfall
http://www.bushmantanks.com.au/100-years-of-australian-rainfall

A set of simple national climate descriptions prepared by CleverClicks for Bushman Tanks using data from the Bureau of Meteorology.