Early indicators of the extent of climate change on Australian farms

More research is needed before we know the implications of climate change for Australian farms. Nevertheless given the information at hand, an assessment can be made of some early indicators. First, the severity of the recent drought was compared with earlier droughts. Second, the trend in rainfall was examined. Third, projections of climate change were reviewed to assess the likely course of climate variability, and hence provide a picture of the severity of future droughts. Although further research is warranted, the indications are that even if rainfall is no lower in future droughts, they may seem more severe because rising temperatures will tend to increase evaporation and reduce runoff.


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Issue Date:
2010-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
1449-5937 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/121496
Published in:
AFBM Journal, Volume 06, Number 2
Page range:
75-82
Total Pages:
8




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