Current climate data rescue activities in Australia

Ashcroft, Linden and Allan, Rob and Bridgman, Howard and Gergis, Joelle and Pudmenzky, Christa and Thornton, Ken (2016) Current climate data rescue activities in Australia. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 33 (12). pp. 1323-1324. ISSN 0256-1530

Abstract

Recovering historical instrumental climate data is crucial for identifying long-term climate variability and change, putting present climate into context and constraining future climate projections (Brunet and Jones, 2011). In other words, to understand the future, we need to improve our understanding of the past.

Climate data rescue is a well-established practice in many Northern Hemisphere countries, where the instrumental record can stretch back several centuries [e.g., Parker et al. (1992) for England, and Slonosky (2002) for France]. In Australia, however, the recovery and analysis of historical weather observations has not been the subject of such dedication until recently.


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Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 06:07
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: historical climate data
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040199 Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070104 Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960304 Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960203 Weather
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s00376-016-6189-5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30004

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