Challenges to coping strategies in Agrometeorology: The Southwest Pacific

  • James Salinger

Abstract

The climate system in the southwest Pacific provides a large source of interannual to multidecadal fluctuations beneath a theme of regional climate warming. These provide challenges especially to coping strategies for agrometeorology in the region. The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) provides a large source of seasonal to interannual variability across the region promoting seasons of floods and droughts, and warmer and cooler seasons at higher latitudes (Trenberth and Caron 2000).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Salinger
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  1. 1.National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)AucklandNew Zealand

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