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Risk Assessment Climate data

The Climate data that drives the exposure assessment component of the RAP is derived from the Bureau of Meteorology BARRA dataset. BARRA stands for Bureau's Atmospheric high-resolution Regional Reanalysis for Australia (not the fish!).

The dataset was generated using the Australian Community Climate Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS) computer weather model and available observations from January 1990 to February 2019.

The resolution (or space between data points) is 12 km over most of Australia and 1.5 km resolution for sub-areas within Australia. (see Figure below).

Source: BOM

This data set is made available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Katestone/Weather Intelligence has not modified the data. Various parameters were used to calculate the HLI.


Su, C.-H., Eizenberg, N., Steinle, P., Jakob, D., Fox-Hughes, P., White, C. J., Rennie, S., Franklin, C., Dharssi, I., and Zhu, H.: BARRA v1.0: the Bureau of Meteorology Atmospheric high-resolution Regional Reanalysis for Australia, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2049-2068,, 2019.

Jakob, D., Su, C.-H., Eizenberg, N., Kociuba, G., Steinle, P., Fox-Hughes, P., and Bettio, L.: An atmospheric high-resolution regional reanalysis for Australia, Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 30(3), Sept 2017, 16-23.

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