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Assessing the Climate Response to Major Surface Inundation: Lake Eyre, Australia

  • Pandora HopeEmail author
  • Andrew B. Watkins
  • Robert L. Backway
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Abstract

A World Meteorological Organization assessment of freshwater resources noted that approximately 1.7 billion people, or one-third of the world’s population, live in countries that are water-stressed (Stockholm Environment Institute 1997) (defined as using more than 20% of their renewable water supply, a commonly used indicator of water stress), and that this number is projected to increase to around 5 billion by 2025. As a result, projects to ‘drought-proof’ regions vulnerable to water stress are clearly of interest to many people and governments.

Keywords

Roughness Length Murray Darling Basin Land Breeze Australian Water Availability Project Stockholm Environment Institute 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank Julie Arblaster and Debbie Abbs for their advice on experimental design.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pandora Hope
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrew B. Watkins
    • 2
  • Robert L. Backway
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Australian Weather and Climate ResearchAustralian Bureau of MeteorologyMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.National Climate CentreAustralian Bureau of Meteorology MelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Lake Eyre Yacht ClubVictoriaAustralia

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