Climate forecasting as a support tool for farm management.

Authors

  • Georgina Daw

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33584/jnzg.1999.61.2330

Abstract

Climate variability has a significant impact on climate sensitive industries in New Zealand, including farming. Droughts, floods, and other extreme or unseasonable weather events all have an impact on primary production, and ultimately, profitability. NIWA has recently established the National Climate Centre to improve the flow of climate information to climate sensitive industries, including the farmer. The Centre's goal is to help New Zealanders manage for climate variations, by providing accessible, easy to understand, climate information. This paper will provide details about some of the basic NIWA National Climate Centre climate information that is available, and how to access it. Keywords: climate, El Niño, forecasting, La Niña, risk management, weather

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Published

1999-01-01

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