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Apr 28

TPAC hosts Climate Futures for the Alps

The Climate Futures Project, supported by the NERP Landscapes and Policy hub (http://www.nerplandscapes.edu.au/), has developed fine-scale regional climate projections for the Australian Alps (Climate Futures for the Alps, or CFA). These unique regional climate projections will help researchers and land managers with the conservation of biodiversity.

The projections have been generated on TPAC’s high performance computing facilities and are now available TPAC’s data service facilities at the University of Tasmania’s data centre, with the support of RDSI. For access to the CFA data you can go to the CFA data access service here.

In consultation with land managers and hub researchers, Climate Futures Project have generated ecological indices that can be used with multi-model projections of future climate in the Australian Alps. Using the new climate projections, researchers, planners and managers will have a greater capacity to explore the likely implications of climate change on priority species, communities and threatening processes.

Professor Nathan Bindoff leads the Climate Futures team and key contributors are Dr Bec Harris (Climate Research Fellow), Dr Greg Lee (Climate Modeller) and Paul Fox-Hughes (Bushfire Weather Analyst), as well as Matt Cracknell, Stuart Corney, Chris White, Thomas Remenyi.

For more information about the Climate Futures of the Alps data please contact Professor Nathan Bindoff (n.bindoff@utas.edu.au)