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dc.contributor.authorGallant, Ailie J. E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKaroly, David J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T07:01:47Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T07:01:47Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationGallant, A. J. E., & Karoly, D. J. (2009). Atypical influence of the 2007 La Nina on rainfall and temperature in southeastern Australia. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, doi:10.1029/2009GL039026.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0094-8276en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/32774
dc.description© 2009 American Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.description.abstractInterannual climate variations associated with El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) dominate rainfall and temperature variability in southeastern Australia's Murray-Darling Basin (MDB), an important region for agricultural productivity. Following a decade-long dry period, a La Niña during 2007 failed to provide above average rainfall and cool temperatures in the southern half of the MDB, typical of most La Niña events for the region. Instead, annual (winter half-year) rainfall was 17% (35%) below average and maximum temperatures 0.91°C (1.26°C) above average. Based on the past variability between La Niña events, the combined probability of such anomalies is less than 2%. It is likely that these anomalies contain some contribution from a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD). However, the IOD and other large-scale circulation features are unlikely to explain the atypical conditions that occurred in the southern MDB during the 2007 La Niña.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.subjectLa Ninaen_US
dc.subjectclimate variabilityen_US
dc.subjectAustraliaen_US
dc.titleAtypical influence of the 2007 La Nina on rainfall and temperature in southeastern Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentScience - Earth Sciencesen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleGeophysical Research Lettersen_US
melbourne.source.volume36en_US
melbourne.elementsidNA
melbourne.contributor.authorGALLANT, AILIE
melbourne.contributor.authorKaroly, David
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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