Annual rainfall in Victoria has always been variable, however in recent years some of the drivers that would normally push rainfall to Victoria have become less reliable. Climate variability and change are very important to the current and future prosperity of agriculture in Australia. As the climate becomes warmer and drier, it threatens the productivity and sustainability of the industry. Watch this short animation which has been developed by Agriculture Victoria as part of the Victorian Climate Projections 2019 project to help explain what all of this means for farmers.
Victorian Climate Projections eLearn
The eLearn explains how to understand and read the different components of the Regional Reports produced as part of the Victorian Climate Projections 2019 project.
The Victorian Climate Projections 2019 project is a joint partnership between the Victorian Government and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to help Victorian communities prepare for climate change by providing authoritative and up-to-date information. The projections cover average and extreme temperature and rainfall, relative humidity and evaporation up until 2090 for moderate and high greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.
The aim of the informational products produced by this project are to help farmers plan for a future with climate change. Is your farm business prepared to handle what Victoria’s climate does over the coming decades?
While you are on the Agriculture Victoria Learning Management System, check out the other great climate related eLearn’s which include understanding the autumn predictability barrier, how to read a sea surface temperature anomaly map and how to read The Fast Break table.
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