State of the Climate - 2012

This State of the Climate is the second paper produced by CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. It provides a summary of observations of Australia’s climate and analysis of the factors that influence it.

Climate variability and change in south-eastern Australia: A synthesis of findings from Phase 1 of the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative (SEACI)

This report provides a sythesis of findings from Phase 1 of the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative. It provides a good overview of the climate drivers for the region. The report also gives climate change projections for the next 65 years based on both statistical and dynamic downscaling.

Climate Futures for Tasmania: General Climate Impacts Technical Report

This report presents the resuts from climate change modelling for Tasmania using six GCMs and based on a high (A2) and low (B1) IPCC emission scenario. The report also introduces the climate change drivers for the region.


Web site which allows the user to generate climat change projections for specified regions.

NSW Climate Impact Profile: The impacts of climate change on the biophysical environment of New South Wales

Report which outlines the climate change projections for NSW by region. The projections include changes to temperature and precipitation for each of the seasons.

Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation

The home page of the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research

Sea-Level Rise and Its Impact on Coastal Zones

Global sea levels have risen through the 20th century. These rises will almost certainly accelerate through the 21st century and beyond because of global warming, but their magnitude remains uncertain. Key uncertainties include the possible role of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets and the amplitude of regional changes in sea level. In many areas, nonclimatic components of relative sea-level change (mainly subsidence) can also be locally appreciable.

Predicting Climate

Podcast on climate change projections