Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library

Applications of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems

Editors: Hammer, Graeme L., Nicholls, Neville, Mitchell, Christopher (Eds.)

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Climate variability has major impacts in many parts of the world, including Australia. Developments in understanding of the El Niño - Southern Oscillation Phenomenon have introduced some skill in seasonal to inter-annual climate forecasting. Can this skill be harnessed to advantage? Or do we just continue to observe these impacts? How does a decision-maker managing an agricultural or natural ecosystem modify decisions in response to a skillful, but imprecise, seasonal climate forecast? Using Australian experience as a basis, this book focuses on these questions in pursuing means to better manage climate risks. The state of the science in climate forecasting is reviewed before considering detailed examples of applications to:

  1. farm scale agricultural decisions (such as management of cropping and grazing systems);
  2. regional and national scale agricultural decisions (such as commodity trading and government policy); and
  3. natural systems (such as water resources, pests and diseases, and natural fauna).
Many of the examples highlight the participatory and inter-disciplinary approach required among decision-makers, resource systems scientists/analysts, and climate scientists to bring about the effective applications. The experiences discussed provide valuable insights beyond the geographical and disciplinary focus of this book. The book is ideally suited to professionals and postgraduate students in ecology, agricultural climatology, environmental planning, and climate science.

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`The book provides the first consolidated collection of R-D in this area, and while there is still a great deal to learn, the book represents a significant step towards achieving more widespread and prudent use of SCFs around the world. We therefore have no hesitation in recommending this book to those who work in the development, delivery, or application of seasonal-to-interannual climate predictions and to meteorological service providers generally'
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 82:10 (2001)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems
Editors
  • Graeme L. Hammer
  • Neville Nicholls
  • Christopher Mitchell
Series Title
Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9351-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9351-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6270-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5443-2
Series ISSN
1383-8601
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 472
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