The PERFECT Model
Productivity Erosion Runoff Functions to Evaluate Conservation Techniques

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Click below for locations in other Australian states.

Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria
Location latitude
Biloela -24.38
Chinchilla -26.74
Dalby -27.18
Emerald -23.53
Goondiwindi -28.55
Kairi -17.22
Roma -26.57
St George -28.04
Warwick-28.21
Location latitude
Condobolin -33.08
Cowra -33.90
Dubbo -32.21
Gunnedah -30.98
Moree -29.50
Narrabri -30.34
Tamworth -31.09
Wagga Wagga -35.05
Location latitude
Ararat -37.28
Bairnsdale -37.82
Ballarat -37.55
Colac -38.34
Geelong -38.16
Hamilton -37.73
Horsham -36.65
Mildura -34.23
Tatura -36.44
 

Note: The files are self-extracting zip files.
Add the unzipped files to your PERFECT folder.
Follow the "Add Location" sequence of PERFECT to add them to your setup.


Disclaimer: The data for some of these locations was synthetically produced where real data were missing.


Extra climate sites can be obtained from SILO - http://www.nrm.qld.gov.au/silo/ . On the SILO website, select Patch Point Data and select the GRASP data file format. Contact Jyoteshna Owens (Jyoteshna.owens@nrm.qld.gov.au) for more information.

Aim of model: PERFECT was developed for cereal growing areas of the sub-tropics of Australia. It is a paddock scale model that predicts the effects of:
climate, soil type, crop sequence and fallow management
on the water balance, erosion, and productivity.
Target user group: Originally developed for research but is an extremely useful educational tool.
Type of model: A mechanistic model. The overall structure is physically based but individual processes may be represented by empirical relationships.
Regional target: Developed for sub-tropical grain growing areas of Queensland but the model has been successfully validated and applied in semi-arid areas of north Queensland and India.
Developed by: Mark Littleboy, David Freebairn, Mark Silburn, David Woodruff, and Graeme Hammer.