Biophysical Modelling (CCS)

Climate projections are available as daily time-series in a format suitable for most biophysical models. The projections data are provided for two time-slices centred on 2030 and 2050, and are available for approximately 4,700 climate stations, or for points on a 0.05 degree (approximately 5km) grid across Australia. See user guide for details about Consistent Climate Change Scenarios data.

Six climate elements (rainfall, evaporation, minimum and maximum temperature, solar radiation and vapour pressure deficit) are supplied in either P51 or APSIM format, which are data input details specific to GRASP pasture model (P51) and APSIM crop simulation model.

The data are available for

  • three perturbation methods (change factor, quantile matching and linear mixed effect state space) for Australia and high resolution downscaled 10 km data for Queensland.
  • eight emission scenarios used in the 4th Assessment Report (AR4) of IPCC. These emission scenarios are described in the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES). The data for the following scenarios are available: A1FI, A2, A1B, B2, A1T, B1, 550ppm stabilisation by 2150 and 450ppm stabilisation by 2100.
  • four Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) for the 5th Assessment Report (AR5) of IPCC (RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0 and RCP8.5)
  • three global sensitivities (high, medium and low)
  • 23 global climate models for AR4
  • 32 global climate models for AR5.
  • 10 high resolution climate models downscaled to 10 km of spatial resolution over Queensland region.

Data are delivered via ftp. A sample of the data (ZIP, 1.3M) is available.

Only small orders for data can be accepted via this web site. For example, you can only download data for up to ten locations and up to three emission scenarios at any one time. If you wish to order larger amounts of data, please  contact us.

 

 

Step 1: Select order type

Choose location type
Type of data required

Step 2: Select weather stations

Search by station number or name

or
Within boundary box

Search results

 

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This online form only allows for up to ten stations.

For larger requests, please use our feedback form to request the information.

Step 2: Select locations

Enter locations

Enter up to ten locations by latitude and longitude, as decimal degrees rounded to 0.05 degrees.

Locations must be within Australia, so latitudes must be between -10 and -44, while longitudes must be between 112 and 154




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This online form only allows for up to ten locations.

For larger requests, please use our feedback form to request the information.

Step 3: Select data parameters

Start and end years for complementary SILO file (base period for bias correction is 1981-2010)
Select a projection year
Select one or more global warming sensitivities
IPCC assessment report
Select up to three emission scenarios
Climate models

Models HI, HP, WI and WP are composites of the four mean climate response patterns below.

 

 

Adapted from Watterson (2011)

 

 

 

Select one or more Global Climate Models

Maps represents the mean change
in the climate variable (i.e.
increase/decrease) per degree of
21st Century global warming,
using the specified GCM

    Climate models

    Models HI, HP, WI and WP are composites of the four mean climate response patterns below.

     

     

    Adapted from Watterson (2011)

     

     

     

    Select one or more Global Climate Models

    Maps represents the mean change
    in the climate variable (i.e.
    increase/decrease) per degree of
    21st Century global warming,
    using the specified GCM

      Climate models

      HiRes Model available in QLD only

       

       

      Model Mapping is not available on this selection

       

       

       

      Select one or more Global Climate Models

      Maps represents the mean change
      in the climate variable (i.e.
      increase/decrease) per degree of
      21st Century global warming,
      using the specified GCM

        Step 4: Delivery details

        Provide a unique label for your data files
        Select the type of operating platform for your file format
        Select the output file format
        Should diagnostic charts be included in the output data file package
        Delivery method

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        Step 5: Confirm order

        Order confirmation

        Thank you, your order has been received.


        If you would like to place a further order click here. Create a new order
        Last updated: 23 June 2020
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