Connecting the dots - climate information has no value unless it changes a management decision: Some illustrative cases

Stone, Roger C. (2009) Connecting the dots - climate information has no value unless it changes a management decision: Some illustrative cases. In: Non-traditional security in PRC - Australia relations: GLOBAL issues of common concern, 2-4 Jul 2009, Guangzhou, China.

Abstract

With increased understanding and realisation that climate variability exists at a number of timescales and that climate variability and climate change can impact greatly on any community (i.e., impose major drought periods as well as provide opportunities associated with more beneficial periods), it is not surprising that climate information and climate forecasts have proliferated over past decades—generally in the hope that this type of forecast information will aid decision-making or policy processes. Almost parallel to the development of climate information and forecasting systems has been the development of decision-support systems, mostly computer based, that have also largely been developed with an aim of providing a translation of climate forecasts into practical decision assistance for users.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright remains with the authors. Papers are not to be cited unless permission is granted by the author. (roger.stone@usq.edu.au)
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2018 23:50
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2018 23:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: drought; flood; weather patterns; decision making; weather forecasting
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8062

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