Current and future climate of the Cook Islands


This brochure summarises the current and expected future climate in the Cook Islands, based on the latest emissions scenarios and climate models.

It updates the original Current and future climate of the Cook Islands brochure published in 2011 (available in both English and Maori).

The content of this brochure is the result of a collaborative effort between the Cook Islands Meteorological Service and the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Program – a component of the Australian Government’s International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative. The information in this publication, and research conducted by PACCSAP, builds on the findings of the 2013 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, and uses new emissions scenarios and climate models.

There are 14 country-specific information brochures available for the Pacific region, accessible via the Pacific Climate Change Portal.

More detailed information about the Cook Islands climate can be found in  Climate Variability, Extremes and Change in the Western Tropical Pacific: New Science and Updated Country Reports.


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Brochure
https://www.pacificclimatechange.net/document/current-and-future-climate-cook-islands-0
040104 - Climate Change Processes, 040604 - Natural Hazards, 040105 - Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)
http://www.pacificclimatechangescience.org/ http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/pacific/index-pacific.shtml http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/adaptation/international-climate-change-adaptation-initiative/paccsap; https://www.pacificclimatechange.net/
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© 2015 Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Program partners
CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology
Cook Islands Meteorological Service, Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO (2015). Current and future climate of the Cook Islands, Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne, Australia.
Contact the Cook Islands Meteorological Service: web: www.cookislands.pacificweather.org email: ops1@oyster.net.ck phone: +682 20603 or +682 25920
2015