Poster Presentation AMOS Annual Meeting and International Conference on Tropical Meteorology and Oceanography

Exploring the representation of convection in seasonal to sub-seasonal forecasting over Northern Australia (#1047)

Sally L Lavender 1 , Alison Stirling 2 , Matthew Hawcroft 1 , Sean Milton 2 , Michael Whitall 2 , Roger Stone 1
  1. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
  2. Met Office, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

The Northern Australia Climate Program (NACP) project aims to make significant improvements to seasonal, sub-seasonal and multi-year climate forecasting systems, with a focus on developing products that are useful to agricultural industries across Northern Australia.  

In this poster we show how different representations of convection within the UK Met Office Unified Model impact on some of the key atmospheric drivers that affect rainfall variability over Northern Australia, and outline plans for future work.