Climate change under enhanced greenhouse conditions in South Australia
R. Suppiah, B. Preston, P.H. Whetton, K.L. McInnes,R.N. Jones, I. Macadam, J. Bathols and D. Kirono
Climate Impacts and Risk Group, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia
Since 1950, South Australia's average maximum temperature has increased by 1.2ºC (0.21ºC per decade). Full Image (17.14K)
This report updates some of the chapters of a previous CSIRO report on climate change and impacts on South Australia (McInnes et al., 2003b) focussing on temperature and rainfall. It presents results of a project undertaken by CSIRO for the South Australian Government to assess observed and projected climate change in South Australia using a new set of climate change simulations conducted for the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which will be published in 2007. It provides results for SA's eight Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions.