Southern and South-Western Flatlands Cluster Report - Climate Change in Australia Projections for Australia’s Natural Resource Management Regions: Cluster Reports

This report presents projections of future climate for the Southern and South-Western Slopes NRM Cluster based on our current understanding of the climate system, historical trends and model simulations of the climate response to changing greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions. The simulated climate response is that of the CMIP5 climate model archive, which also underpins the science of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2013).

 The report aims to assist regional decision-makers in understanding the important messages deduced from climate change projection modelling. It presents a range of emissions scenarios across multiple variables and years.

This report is part of a suite of Climate Change in Australia (CCIA) products prepared with support from the Australian Government’s Regional Natural Resource Management Planning for Climate Change Fund. These products provide information on climate change projections and their application.



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Detailed Descriptions
040104 - Climate Change Processes, 040107 - Meteorology,
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, South West, Peel-Harvey, Kangaroo Island, Northern Agricultural, Perth, Northern and Yorke, Avon, South Coast
Start 2020/01/01 Start text End 2099/12/31 End text
Attributions and Constraints
© 2015 CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. To the extent permitted by law, all rights are reserved and no part of this publication covered by copyright may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means except with the written permission of CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.
CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology
Contributing Authors – Debbie Abbs, Jonas Bhend, Francis Chiew, John Church, Marie Ekström, Dewi Kirono, Andrew Lenton, Chris Lucas, Kathleen McInnes, Aurel Moise, Didier Monselesan, Freddie Mpelasoka, Bertrand Timbal, Leanne Webb and Penny Whetton. Lead Author – Pandora Hope. Editors – Marie Ekström, Penny Whetton, Chris Gerbing, Michael Grose, Leanne Webb and James Risbey.
Hope, P. et al. 2015, Southern and South-Western Flatlands Cluster Report, Climate Change in Australia Projections for Australia’s Natural Resource Management Regions: Cluster Reports, eds. Ekström, M. et al., CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, Australia.
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