APSIM output for climate change scenarios

Agricultural Production System SImulator (APSIM 7.5; Keating et al., 2003) was used to model the effect of climate change projections on cropping systems in the Central Slopes cluster region. The systems modelled include: monoculture wheat; monoculture sorghum; opportunity wheat and sorghum; and rainfed and furrow irrigated cotton.  The objective of this work was to provide a broad indication of the relative effects of climate change in the major centres in the Central Slopes cluster and not to accurately reproduce broadacre cropping systems in these areas. See attached document for detailed description of input parameters and assumptions. 


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Detailed Descriptions
070301 - Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Narrabri (A), Balonne (S), Western Downs (R), Maranoa (R), Gilgandra (A), Gunnedah (A), Dubbo (C), Toowoomba (R), Tamworth Regional (A), Walgett (A), Moree Plains (A), Southern Downs (R), Goondiwindi (R), Glen Innes Severn (A), Bogan (A)
South West Queensland, Condamine, Namoi, Border Rivers-Gwydir, Central West
New England Tablelands, Darling Riverine Plains, Nandewar, Brigalow Belt South
Start 1960/01/01 Start text End 2010/12/31 End text
Attributions and Constraints
Queensland Government
Brendan Power Jo Owens
Brendan Power QDAFF brendan.power@daff.qld.gov.au 0746881624