Australia's climate explained
GroundCover™ Issue: 125 Nov - Dec
Growers interested in the latest science behind the key climate drivers bringing wetter and drier conditions to Australian farms will find plenty of interest in a new series of updated ‘climatedog’ animations.
The animations feature climatedogs Ridgy, Enso, Indy and Sam. They were created to help better understand what influences the variation in Australia’s seasons.
Agriculture Victoria climate specialist Graeme Anderson says the updated climatedogs are relevant to all Australian regions and were developed to help explain how each climate driver operates. For example, Indy (Indian Ocean Dipole) has been the culprit for the wetter 2016 in south-east Australia.
The videos have also been updated with the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest science, through research funded by the Managing Climate Variability (MCV) program.
Meat and Livestock Australia, the Grains Research and Development Corporation, the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and Sugar Research Australia all support the MCV program, which aims to improve seasonal forecasting for Australian farmers.
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