Application of seasonal prediction on sugar cane

Stone, Roger C. and Everingham, Yvette and Marcussen, Torben (2012) Application of seasonal prediction on sugar cane. In: 6th Annual Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research Workshop (CAWCR 2012): Understanding and Prediction of Monsoon Weather and Climate, 12-15 Nov 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

Climate forecasting has the potential to have immense value for the Australian sugar industry, especially in regards to the provision of timely warning of excessive rainfall occurring during the critical harvest periods of autumn/early winter and spring/early summer. While statistical climate forecasting approaches have been demonstrated to provide modest skill and value for sugar industry management decisions, key issues in regards to provision of longer lead times and also for those decisions related to harvesting in autumn/early winter remain a problem. Development and application of fully coupled ocean-atmosphere model seasonal (and intraseasonal) climate forecast systems offer major opportunity for improved management decisions and industry cost savings, especially for those periods for which statistical forecast systems
have not proven useful. Integration of recently developed dynamical seasonal climate forecast systems with cane and sugar growth simulation models would also provide considerable value to the sugar industry in terms of the provision of more accurate forecasting of potential yield
and commercial cane sugar (CCS) for this industry.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. To the extent permitted by law, all rights are reserved and no part of this publication covered by copyright may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means except with the written permission of CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. CAWCR Technical Report No. 056
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2013 01:24
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 04:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: cane harvesting; weather reports; sugar; forecasts; Australia; rain; floods
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070104 Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040107 Meteorology
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960203 Weather
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22291

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