Climate outlook and review 2 June 2011

Stone, Roger (2011) Climate outlook and review 2 June 2011. Climate Outlook and Review. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

The major La Niña event, that has produced major impacts over much (but not all) of Australia since winter, 2010 has now dissipated. Indeed, some indicators in the Pacific Ocean now suggest a changeover to completely the opposite rainfall pattern to that experienced this time last year. As a result, rainfall probability values suggest a high risk of below median rainfall for much of inland Australia –with the notable exception of the Central Highlands of Queensland, the coast of NSW and some near coastal areas of Queensland (see Figure 1 for details). We suggest close monitoring of this situation as autumn is often a period of volatility in Pacific Ocean systems.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Non-refereed information review. USQ publication.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 05:48
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: weather prediction; forecasting; weather patters; rainfall; SOI; Southern Oscillation Index
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040107 Meteorology
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040604 Natural Hazards
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960203 Weather
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19223

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