Australia’s economic sensitivity to weather and climate is estimated at $65 billion or 4% of the GDP with an increasing number of planning and financial decisions relying on weather and climate risk information.

Accurate continental and regional climate and weather forecasts provide expected levels and range of temperatures, precipitation, wind, humidity and sunshine that can improve our adaptions to weather risk and climate change as well as to the efficiency of our industries.

Motivation: Why climate modelling?

  • Climate change is of immense societal interest due to its impacts on the water, food and ecosystem sustainability in an increasingly populated world.
  • Climate models are the underpinning source of future climate projections (via uptake in IPCC assessments) to assist society in planning for mitigation and adaptation to change.