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In this book we distil the vast array of information about weather and climate into some key principles.  We will explain daily and seasonal weather events; discuss the drivers of weather and climate; review the longer term complex scientific models that measure and monitor our variable climate and describe how to manage the risks that weather and climate present to your business.

Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get. Climate is about long term records, trends and averages. Weather is our day to day experience.

Section 1: The weather in your patch

  • The creation of weather
  • What we see - weather events and local effects
  • Measuring and forecasting weather

Section 2: The systems that influence weather and climate

  • What drives the weather and climate
  • The difference between climate and weather
  • Climate variability and climate change

Section 3: Managing risk

  • Putting risk into context
  • Identifying and addressing risks from weather
  • Analyse the risk and determine priorities

Section 4: Managing risks into the future - mitigation and adaptation

  • Turning principles into practice
  • Doing your bit: How to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from your farm

Title          AgGuide - Managing climate risk on your farm       
Author(s)         Michael Ison and David Brouwer          
Pages          90         
ISBN          978 1 74256 989 5         
Catalogue number          B965         
Year published          2017         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $30.00AUD (inc GST)

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