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Climate Projections

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Climate change is already having a significant impact on the Australian Alps.

Projections from 1988 – present all indicate that the Australian Alps will become hotter, with less annual rainfall, reduced snow cover, fewer suitable snowmaking hours, and will experience more frequent and severe droughts, bushfires, and storms.

Section Contents

  • Climate projections for the Australian Alps
  • Climate change impacts on temperature, precipitation, and snow conditions in the Australian Alps
  • Climate scenarios
  • Representative Concentration Pathways
  • Shared Socio-Economic Pathways
  • Projections 1988-2024

Summary

Climate change projections specific to the Australian Alps have existed since 1988. These projections vary depending on their focus and the emission scenario used, however, all predict similar trends.

These trends are that the Australian Alps will become hotter, with less annual rainfall, less precipitation falling as snow, will have fewer suitable snowmaking hours, and will experience more frequent and severe droughts, bushfires, and storms.

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This page is a summary of the ‘Climate Projections’ section from the report Our Changing Snowscapes: Climate Change Impacts and Recommendations for the Australian Alps.

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