Trends in rainfall indices for six Australian regions : 1910-2005

  title={Trends in rainfall indices for six Australian regions : 1910-2005},
  author={Ailie J. E. Gallant and Kevin J. Hennessy},
Understanding rainfall variability, shifts and trends is of primary importance when considering the potential for biophysical, social and economic impacts. An increase in mean rainfall could enhance agricultural production and water supply. However, if this increase is associated with more extreme rainfall events, it can enhance flood frequency and intensity. Conversely, decreases in mean rainfall can lead to droughts and greater fire risk. For example, in southwest Western Australia (SWWA), a… CONTINUE READING
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