Impact

Weather and climate models provide nations with extremely valuable scientific information. Variability, extremes and trends in weather and climate in the atmosphere, oceans and on land affect all Australians through the environments we live in, and through every sector of the economy.

ACCESS-NRI infrastructure has a wide range of existing and potential impacts for the broad Australian community, researchers and decision-makers including:

  • Forecasting extreme events and emergencies such as heatwaves, bushfires, cyclones, floods, coral bleaching, sea-level rise, coastal inundation and more.
  • Daily and seasonal weather forecasts.
  • Simulations about the effects of human-induced changes in our current and future climate.
  • Longer-term intelligence on drought and water availability for agriculture and many other industries.
  • Simulations on paleoclimates, which are key to understanding our future by looking back at our past.

Read some examples of ACCESS Impact here:

ACCESS Impact as a Global Climate Model

ACCESS models and expertise of researchers helped significantly to understand Australia’s future climate, as part of the International Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6)

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ACCESS simulations: insights into historical climate change

Complex climate models, such as ACCESS, play a central role in understanding the causes of past climate variability through simulation experiments of the Earth’s climate.

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ACCESS BARRA Reanalysis: impact on fire management, agriculture and energy

ACCESS BARRA reanalysis offers valuable information that have been used in many industries including energy, fire management and agriculture Fire Agencies Fire agencies are looking…

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Understanding the role of Arctic sea ice on climate change

ACCESS models and expertise of researchers helped significantly to understand Australia’s future climate, as part of the International Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6)

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