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The changing roles of science in managing Australian droughts: An agricultural perspective

Howden, Mark; Schroeter, Serena; Crimp, Steven; Hanigan, Ivan


As the driest inhabited continent with a highly variable climate, Australia has had a long and evolving history of drought management in agriculture. This paper analyses the changing roles of science in the management of climate risk and uncertainty and how this may continue into the future. Initially science had a role in documenting the underlying nature of Australia's climate, and later broadening the understanding around the drivers of variability so as to provide useful climate forecasts...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Weather and Climate Extremes
DOI: 10.1016/j.wace.2014.04.006
Access Rights: Open Access


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