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Pacific Climate Futures Version 2 is a user-friendly, web-based tool, built upon the extensive analysis of global climate models from climate change in the Pacific. It has been designed to provide information and guidance in the generation of national climate projections and facilitate the generation of data for detailed impact and risk assessments.
Pacific Climate Futures lets you to explore the likelihood of future changes in temperature, rainfall, wind, sunshine, humidity and evaporation based on 20-year time periods around 2030, 2055 and 2090 under three greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. It provides national and some sub-national climate projections for East Timor and 14 Pacific countries: Cook Islands (two sub-regions), Federated States of Micronesia (two sub-regions), Fiji, Kiribati (three sub-regions), Marshall Islands (two sub-regions), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea (two sub-regions), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
- Relationship to other tools: The Pacific Climate Futures Data Portal receives historic data from the Pacific Climate Change Data Portal, allowing Pacific Climate Futures to produce application-ready future datasets.
The tool was developed initially by the Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP) and further refined by the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Science Program.
The Pacific Climate Change Data Portal is a user-friendly tool that allows the user to visualise historical climate data in the form of trends, running and long term averages. As the largest web based data source for the Pacific region this tool currently provides users access to more than 100 individual observation sites across the Pacific Islands and East Timor.
The website provides historical point-based data for climate observing sites across the Pacific. At present,climate variables available include temperatures, rainfall and Mean Sea-Level Pressure (MSLP), at daily, monthly, seasonal and annual timescales. Climate data is presented as time-series graphs and basic site information (metadata) is provided to assist users choose the most appropriate location.
- Relationship to other tools: The Pacific Climate Change Data Portal provides access to historic data which other tools such as Pacific Climate Futures Version 2 use to produce application-ready datasets.
The Pacific Climate Change Data portal was originally developed through the Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP, 2009-2011). Further developments took place through the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Programme (PACCSAP).
The Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Data Portal improves knowledge of past tropical cyclone activity in the Pacific Islands and East Timor by plotting tracks of cyclones in the South Pacific from 1969, allowing users to see the characteristics and paths of past tropical cyclone events. Meteorologists and stakeholders can use this tool to analyse the tracks of historical tropical cyclones and relate them to the impact on lives and infrastructure recorded on the ground.
- Relationship to other tools: The Southern HemisphereTropical Cyclone Data Portal and the Pacific Climate Change Data Portal are connected in the sense that daily rainfall data from the Pacific Climate Change Data Portal could be used to examine the impacts of a particular tropical cyclone that is available via the Tropical Cyclone Data Portal. This tool is able to be used by the public to examine the impacts of past tropical cyclones.
The Seasonal Prediction of Extreme Ocean Temperatures / Coral Bleaching Tool provides seasonal forecasts of ocean temperature and coral bleaching risk. These forecasts are generated using the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Predictive Ocean Atmosphere Model for Australia (POAMA).
Available forecasts include sea surface temperature, hotspots and degree heating months. Both deterministic and probabilistic forecasts are available. More information about the Tool and how to use it can be found on the project page Seasonal Prediction of Extreme Ocean Temperatures/Coral Bleaching.
This information is critical to partner countries in planning coastal development and safeguarding agricultural, marine and water resources. Under climate change, ocean temperatures and the frequency of mass coral bleaching events are predicted to increase, highlighting the need for improved management of coral reefs of the Pacific Island nations and East Timor. The project aims to develop enhanced prototype seasonal coral bleaching risk prediction products for the Western Pacific, an improved understanding of climate drivers of extreme ocean temperatures, and to conduct relevant in-country training.
- Relationship to other tools: The Seasonal Prediction of Extreme Ocean Temperatures / Coral Bleaching Tool is linked to the Seasonal Prediction of Sea Level Anomalies in the Western Pacific tool. Forecast outlooks for both tools are generated via the POAMA seasonal prediction model. This tool is accessible to interested users who apply to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to use the tool. Meteorological agencies from PACCSAP partner countries in the Pacific are the primary users of this tool.
SimCLIM is a software tool designed to facilitate the assessment of risks from climate change for sustainability officers, consultants, policy makers, academics, non-governmental and governmental organizations and students.
SimCLIM uses the latest CMIP5 climate data. Maps, graphs and charts of various aspects of climate change can be generated spatially and for sites, for cities, provinces/states, nations, and the world.
Climate variables (monthly averages)
mean temperature (°C)
minimum temperature (°C)
maximum temperature (°C)
on request: solar (W/m2), relative humidity (%), wind (m/s)
Areas (all AR5)
Global (0.5x0.5 degrees; ca. 50x50km) area provided with annual license
Additional cost: all countries are available (varying resolution, most 1x1 km)
some continents are available
some countries include their states
spatial scenarios (given year, emission scenario, climate sensitivity and GCMs)
site specific scenario (given location, emission scenario, climate sensitivity and GCMs)
site specific sea level rise (with/without Vertical Land Movement)
site data (import, browse, analytics)
extreme events (analytics, without/with climate change)
rain water tank (site specific)
water balance (spatial)
coastal erosion (site specific)
degree day (site specific & spatial)
Links for SimCLIM 2013:
GIS (export spatial data)
The sea level rise data is based on the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC and expresses the value in 2100 applying an ensemble of 28 general circulation models (GCMs) and the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8.5 with a high sensitivity. All the sea level/climate data has been processed following Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines.
Extreme sea levels analysis tool includes historical storms surge, high tide events, and sea levels changes caused by lower atmospheric pressure and severe winds during storms in climate scenarios.
This web-based forecast tool is focused on the development and verification of seasonal forecasts for sea level for Pacific Partner Countries. These forecasts are generated using the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Predictive Ocean-Atmosphere Model for Australia (POAMA).
This is a global ocean-atmosphere coupled ensemble seasonal forecast system developed jointly by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the CSIRO Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR). The web portal delivers gridded forecasts and skill maps using a navigable map overlain with geospatial information. Sea level anomaly plume plots are also available for Partner Countries in PACCSAP.
These forecasts were developed as part of the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning programme (PACCSAP) Project 1.1.1: Seasonal prediction of sea-level anomalies in the Western Pacific.
- Relationship to other tools: The Seasonal Prediction of Sea Level Anomalies in the Western Pacific tool is linked to the Seasonal Prediction of Extreme Ocean Temperatures and Coral Bleaching tool. Forecast outlooks for both tools are generated via the POAMA seasonal prediction model. This tool is accessible to interested users who apply to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to use the tool. Meteorological agencies from PACCSAP partner countries in the Pacific are the primary users of this tool.
Want to know what the Vanuatu coastline may look like in 2100? Coastal Risk Vanuatu (CRV) has been opened for public consultation to show you what the Vanuatu coast may look like in 2100. It is an interactive map tool designed to communicate coastal inundation associated with sea level rise to the year 2100. Using Google Earth Engine technology, CRV allows you to investigate the extent of coastal inundation using the latest 3D models of the Vanuatu coastline. Data has been captured using airborne LiDAR technology to create detailed digital elevation models (DEMs), which are then combined with ‘bucket-fill’ inundation modelling to create the map-based visualisations.