Extended, reliable seasonal climate forecasts for agriculture and food

May 7th, 2018

Man standing in a field

Dr Warren Jin – improving climate forecasting

Given the inherent variability of the Australian climate, daily weather and climate forecasts beyond 14 days – up to 6 months – would be particularly valuable to farmers and land managers. Better decisions can be made on various farming practices from crop design and selection to resource management, irrigation and risk control.

An independent estimate of the potential value of improved seasonal climate forecasts to Australian agriculture is $1.7B p.a.

We at Digiscape are developing a skilful and reliable seasonal climate forecasting system with skills on both monthly and daily levels. Monthly summaries, daily autocorrelation, and cross-variable correlations will be a feature of our system.