Griffith Young

Senior Information Technology Officer.

Current work and responsibilities

Griff works on Seasonal Prediction Projects, specifically ACCESS-S and POAMA. Griff assists Researchers in the development of Experimental Forecasting Products.

Griffith has been involved in the development of the POAMA and ACCESS-S Experimental web page.

Career background

  • 1989: BSc (Computer Science), University of Melbourne, Australia
Professional Positions
  • 2013–present: Senior Information Technology Officer, Bureau of Meteorology.
  • 2010–2013: Information Technology Officer, Bureau of Meteorology.
  • 1997–2010: Multiple Senior Roles and Engagements across a variety of industry sectors, IBM Australia
  • 1993–1997: Junior and Senior Roles, Telstra
  • 1990–1992: IBM Australia

Selected publications

  • Hudson, D., Marshall, A.G., Alves, O., Young, G., Jones, D., Watkins, A. 2016: Forewarned is forearmed: Extended range forecast guidance of recent extreme heat events in Australia. Weather and Forecasting 31:3, 697-711. DOI:
  • Lim, EP., Hendon, H.H., Arblaster, J.M., Christine Chung, Aurel F. Moise, Pandora Hope, Griffith Young, Mei Zhao, 2016: Interaction of the recent 50 year SST trend and La Niña 2010: amplification of the Southern Annular Mode and Australian springtime rainfall. Climate Dynamics, pp 1-19, DOI:10.1007/s00382-015-2963-9
  • Lim, E.-P., Hendon, H.H., Hudson, D., Zhao, M., Shi, L., Alves O. and Young, G. 2016: Evaluation of the ACCESS-S1 hindcasts for prediction of Victorian seasonal rainfall Bureau Research Report, No. 19. Bureau of Meteorology, Australia.
  • Shi, L., Hudson, D., Alves, O., Young, G., MacLachlan, C., 2016: Comparison of GloSea5-GC2 skill with POAMA-2 for key horticultural regions. Bureau Research Rport, No. 13. Bureau of Meteorology, Australia.
  • Hudson, D., Marshall, A., Alves, O., Shi, L., Young, G. 2015: Forecasting upcoming extreme heat on multi-week to seasonal timescales: POAMA experimental forecast products. Bureau Research Report, No. 1. Bureau of Meteorology, Australia.
  • Muhuddin Rajin Anwar, Jing-Jia Luo, Oscar Alves, Timothy Sides, Griffith Young, Jason Crean, Anthony Clark, Ian McGowen, 2015: Can seasonal forecast minimise the threats of climate variability to achieve profitable crop-livestock productions in NSW. Proceedings of the 17th ASA Conference, 2024 September 2015, Hobart, Australia (available at

Griffith Young

  • Seasonal Prediction
  • Project Management
  • Analysis and Design
  • Communication