DSITI provides access to the following products and services through the Long Paddock website:
- Agricultural Assessment reports – Automatically generated reports bring together information from hundreds of sources in concise and easy to understand reports with maps. The reports enable land managers and investors to better understand agricultural values and climate patterns across Queensland.
- AussieGRASS environmental calculator – the system provides:
- historical rainfall maps from 1890.
- pasture growth, biomass and grass fire risk maps from 2000.
- pasture growth outlooks.
- GIS data and various maps – (access to the products under the Premium Access area is available on request) i.e. Rainfall Total, Rainfall Relative, Pasture Growth Total, Pasture Growth Relative, Pasture Growth Seasonal Probability, Total Standing Dry Matter, Potential Flow To Stream Relative, Potential Flow To Stream Seasonal Probability, Pasture Curing, Pasture Grass Fire.
- Australia’s Variable Rainfall poster – Annual rainfall relative to historical records from 1890, including of the Southern Oscillation Index and Inter-decadal Pacific Oscillation time series.
- Benefits from native forest regrowth - Regrowing native forests can bring a range of benefits for landscapes and wildlife, especially in heavily cleared areas. Carbon stored by regrowing native forests may be used to secure carbon credits, which may provide financial benefits.
- Decision Support Tools - Useful decision support tools, products and information.
- FORAGE - a web-based system for requesting information relating to climate and pasture conditions at user-specified locations.
- Publications - a list of selected DSITI scientific publications and downloadable reports.
- Queensland drought monitor – reports back to 1995, include a climate summary and outlook, drought declarations and information related to livestock and pasture.
- Sea surface temperature anomaly maps – global sea surface temperature anomaly maps from 1982.
- Seasonal climate outlook – based on the current and projected state of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and other factors which influence Queensland’s rainfall.
- SILO climate database- Australia-wide patched point and gridded climate datasets from 1889, used for research and modelling.
- SOI-Phase system - seasonal rainfall probabilities based on the ‘phases’ of the Southern Oscillation Index.
- Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) – a simple index used for monitoring the ENSO. Daily SOI values are available from 1991 and monthly averages are available from 1886.
- SPOTA-1 (Seasonal Pacific Ocean Temperature Analysis - version 1) - monitors Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures (SSTs) from March to October each year to provide long-lead ‘outlooks’ for Queensland summer (November to March) rainfall.
- The Climate Change Risk Management Matrix - a risk management tool to assist industry, regional groups, business, local government and others to address the uncertainties in the scale and distribution of current and projected climate change.
- Webinars - The Science Delivery Division of DSITI present and record webinars that showcase some of the technical information and products produced by our scientists. The webinars cover topics associated with grazing land systems, remote sensing and soils. You can watch these webinars on-line.
Last updated 21 August 2015