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Climate Change

  • Ian Foster
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Abstract

 The arid zone of Australia is variously affected by tropical and mid-latitude weather systems, and the resulting climate is a mix of these influences. It is also somewhat distant from major centres of action, resulting in high inter-annual variability of rainfall in particular. Global warming is projected to expand the tropics and shift mid-latitude weather systems southwards, changing the seasonality of rainfall. Increasing temperatures are expected to have significant impacts via changes in the frequency of extremes. Some of these trends are already evident.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Primary Industry and Regional DevelopmentSouth PerthAustralia

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