Predicted Near Future Climate Change Impacts on the HGL of the ACT 2017 (2nd Ed)

This dataset supersedes all earlier versions of 'Predicted Near Future Climate Change Impacts on the HGL of the ACT'. It incorporates HGL boundary and management area edits based on updated soil landscape mapping for the ACT.

The focus of this dataset is climate change impacts in the Australian Capital Territory. It contains digital spatial data developed to assist in land management decision making in the ACT. The dataset contains an assessment of climate change impacts on 14 variables defined by the NARCliM (NSW/ACT Regional Climate Modelling) project for three selected regional climate projection ensembles (multimodel mean, CCCMA3.1-R2, ECHAM5-R3). Only near-future (1990-2009 to 2020-2039) projections were considered. Each variable was considered using annual and seasonal time periods. Field names in the dataset follow the following format:


Values for each element of the field name are summarised as follows:

MODEL (Near future - 1990-2009 to 2020-2039)
C – Consensus (NARCliM Multimodel Consensus Scenario)
W – Wetter (NARCliM CCCMA3.1-R2 Wetter Scenario)
D – Drier (NARCliM ECHAM5-R3 Drier Scenario)

FFDI – Forest fire danger index
FF50 – Forest fire danger index above 50
FFBC – Forest fire danger index bias corrected
FFBC50 – Forest fire danger index bias corrected above 50
PRAC – Precipitation
PRACBC – Precipitation bias corrected
TAME – Temp mean
TAMX – Temp max
TAMN – Temp min
TAMXBC – Temp max bias corrected
TAMNBC – Temp min bias corrected
TAMX35 – Temp max bias corrected over 35
TAMN2 – Temp min bias corrected below 2
WSSM – Wind speed

A – Annual

Hydrogeological landscape (HGL) unit boundaries developed as part of the broader ACT Hydrogeological Landscapes (HGL) Framework project where used to constrain the outputs for this climate change assessment in the ACT. In all, there are 25 HGL defined. A weighted mean was used to calculate values for each HGL unit based on the proportions of corresponding 10km gridded data from the NARCliM data set.

Spatial resolution for this dataset is 1:50 000.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Asset
Language English
Alternative Title ACT_HGL_NFCC_2017
Edition Second
Purpose This dataset was generated for the ACT Environment and Planning Directorate as a component of the ACT Hydrogeological Landscapes (HGL) Framework project. The focus of this project was to assess impacts of climate change on wetlands and on land degradation issues related to salinity and erosion in the ACT.
Frequency of change Irregular
Keywords CLIMATE-AND-WEATHER-Climate-change,HAZARDS,LAND-Use,GEOSCIENCES-Hydrogeology,GEOSCIENCES-Geomorphology
Metadata Date 2017-05-23
Date of Asset Creation 2017-05-19
Date of Asset Revision 2020-11-05
Date of Asset Publication 2017-05-22
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 50000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Climatology meteorology atmosphere
NSW Place Name Australian Capital Territory

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2017-01-04 - 2017-05-22
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 55
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Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2017"