Long Paddock


  • Webinars - Presentations by scientists

    Watch recorded webinars that showcase some science and products developed by our scientists. Topics include: remote sensing and ground cover, scientific capability in grazing land systems, a national grass production model (AussieGRASS), climate risk assessment, learning from history in climate & grazing management, accessing climate data (SILO) and more.

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  • SPOTA-1

    SPOTA-1 (Seasonal Pacific Ocean Temperature Analysis version 1) monitors Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures (SSTs) from March to October each year and, on this basis, provides long-lead 'outlooks' for Queensland summer (November to March) rainfall.

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    FORAGE is a web-based system which generates, analyses and distributes information relating to climate and pasture condition at user-specified locations.

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  • AussieGRASS

    The AussieGRASS project uses advanced spatial simulation techniques and supercomputing facilities to build on the research and experience of many of Australia's leading agronomists in developing a system for assessing and monitoring the condition of Australia's extensive grazing lands.

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  • Climate Change Risk Management Matrix

    Using a risk management approach, this tool can help you address the uncertainties around the scale and distribution of current and future climate change impacts. The Workbook and eWorkbook follow a structured process that will guide you in identifying risks, opportunities and possible adaptation responses. It is suitable for all levels of industry and business, regional groups and local governments.

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Latest Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) values

19 July 2016: Please note that our daily SOI data service is currently subject to intermittent disruption due to data supply problems. We are endeavouring to create a reliable system and anticipate it should be in operation by 1 August 2016.

SOI values for 29 Jul 2016
Average for last 30 days2.75
Average for last 90 days3.14
Daily contribution to SOI calculation-2.71
Monthly average SOI values

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Latest maps

Rainfall and pasture growth maps
sample of a rainfall and pasture growth map

Sea surface temperature variation
sample of a sea surface temperature map

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