SPOTA-1 Reports

What is SPOTA-1?

SPOTA-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.

SPOTA-1 is currently experimental and is being fully documented in a PhD study (Ken Day, University of Queensland). More detail about SPOTA-1, including papers and presentations is available.

Access to, and usage of, SPOTA-1 products

Current and previous SPOTA-1 reports, accessible through this website, are password protected, due to the system’s experimental status. New user’s, please email us to obtain a login and password.

When using SPOTA-1 information, please observe the copyright and conditions for use outlined in the general disclaimer.

Last updated: 18 July 2018