Forecasting weather


Posted by : Gordon Rogers | Category : Forecasting weather | Comments : 0 Comments


OzClim is the primary site for information on how the climate is predicted to change in the future. This site allows three levels of access to 13 different climate models, 8 different atmospheric greenhouse gas scenarios and rates of global warming to allow users to generate predictions that relate to areas all over Australia.

  1. Step by Step access: This takes users though a simplified set of input criteria and generates a map showing the expected changes in rainfall or temperature over the timeframe requested.
  2. Examples: provides the expected changes to temperature or rainfall from a simplified set of scenarios.
  3. Advanced: Allows full access to the models and criteria with outputs such as maps, GIS data and spreadsheets, and also provides data specific to a large number of regions.

This is an excellent tool, which in summary can:

  • Generate climate change scenarios in a few easy steps.
  • Explore climate scenarios from 2020 to 2100.
  • Guide you through the process of generating your own climate scenarios.
  • Allow you to download maps and projections data for non-commercial research.

OzClim provides a simple step-by-step option to help you generate and explore climate scenarios. There are also six scenarios in the examples section for rainfall and temperature for 2035. The advanced section is designed for the scientific research community and policy-making. You can choose from 23 climate models, eight emission scenarios and three climate sensitivities…

You need to register to use the OzClim site, but the tool is then free!