Climate projections

Storm over Mount Porepunkah, Victoria. photographed by Stephen Routledge

New research shows that Victoria’s climate is changing and with that comes the need to better understand how the water cycle is changing and how this will impact on water supplies.

A dam wall and water

A new national forecasting service is giving dam operators, river managers – even kayakers – a clearer picture of river and stream flows up to a week in advance. Paradoxically, uncertainty is a key to more reliable forecasts.

Antarctica's Totten Glacier

A new report into polar regions, mountains, oceans and coasts shows the impacts of climate change on these sensitive areas are worse than previously thought, with implications for Australia.

Burnt pencil pine and alpine flora, Mackenzie fire, Tasmania.

A collision of severe weather events can destroy lives and infrastructure, destabilising economies and ecosystems. In a rapidly warming world the frequency and magnitude of these compound events will only increase, according to the latest report from the IPCC.

Local knowledge and trusted, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders is helping researchers deliver the science that will enable Pacific nations communities to further build climate resilience.

breaking wave

In a paper published in Science, climate scientists say we need to look beyond our neighbouring oceans to understand changes several seasons ahead – to the Atlantic Ocean on the other side of the world.

three people backlit by colourful power point

As the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed. Decadal forecasting can provide an assessment of probabilities for the climate system over the next one to 10 years, important inside knowledge for industries affected by climate.

photo of historic tidal marigram

We're dusting off old tide records, some dating back to the late 19th century, in a project to digitise these old hard-copy records so the data they contain can be used to analyse how extreme sea levels in Australia have changed over time.

underwater image of school of tuna

Hundreds of southern bluefin tuna have been tagged to reveal more about their annual migration and feeding habits in the Great Australian Bight.