The NSW Reference Climate Projection Modeling has been adopted across states, ensuring a consistent approach to climate science and information.
The new NSW and Australian Regional Climate Modeling (NARCliM) project now extends from Sydney to Perth.
The world-class project, led by NSW’s Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), includes ACT, South Australia and Western Australia and contributions from Murdoch University and the ‘University of NSW.
NARCliM uses the expertise of data scientists, climatologists, modellers and science communicators to help governments, businesses, scientists and the community better anticipate, manage and act on climate risks.
“The NARCliM partnership extends to the existing NSW and ACT Regional Climate Modeling Project which began in 2011 to develop high-resolution regional climate projections,” said Matthew Riley, NSW Director of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. ECD.
“This important work is helping NSW prepare for and build resilience to climate change. This gives us a better understanding of climate risks and natural hazards in New South Wales, now and in the future. NARCliM helps New South Wales address global climate change risks through the New South Wales Intergenerational Report and strategic plans such as the State’s Infrastructure Strategy.
“Through our work, we are also leading national efforts to ensure a consistent approach to developing regional climate projections.
“Interstate Partnerships recognizes the importance of collaboration between states and research organizations and the leadership, expertise and experience of NSW DPE in climate science.
“By working together, we can ensure that our stakeholders have the best available science and climate information to estimate the likely impacts of a changing climate and the opportunities for adaptation.”
Mr. Riley said the international best practice work of DPE’s leading climate scientists and their cross-jurisdictional partners provides critical information for regional decision-making.
“The Department’s climatologists are already working on the next generation of regional climate projections for southeastern Australia,” Mr Riley said.
“NARCliM2.0 will incorporate the latest global climate models from Phase 6 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, as used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and capture climate change at higher resolutions. fine.
“NARCliM2.0 projections, which will use novel scientific methods to extrapolate data from global climate models, are expected to be available in 2023.”