Multi-century cool and warm season rainfall reconstructions forAustralia’s major climatic regions: Data and additional information on a seasonal rainfall reconstruction of major the eight natural resource management regions (NRM) based on paleoclimate data

posted on 11.12.2017 by MANDY FREUND
Additional information and datasets
used in Freund et al. 2017, Multi-century cool and warm season rainfall reconstructions of Australia's major climatic regions.

Files includes all primary input and output files.
Input files: The bi-seasonal NRM regional averages based in AWAP
Output files: Bi-seasonal reconstructions for cool and warm season for all NRM regions

Warm and Cool season* rainfall for the eight Natural Resource Management (NRM)** regions

File format provided: netcdf (.nc) and text format (.txt)

1) Instrumental regional averages for each NRM region (1900-2015) based on the gridded Australian Water Availability Project (AWAP)

2) Reconstructed regional averages for each NRM region (1200-2015) based on a network of palaeoclimate records from the Southern Hemisphere

* Warm season (average precipitation in: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar)
* Cool season (average precipitation in: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep)

** NRM regions are defined by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology (https://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/climate-projections/about/modelling-choices-and-methodology/regionalisation-schemes/) and should cited as followed: CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology 2015, Climate Change in Australia Information for Australia's Natural Resource Management Regions: Technical Report, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, Australia,2015.

CS-Central Slopes
EC-East Coast
MB-Murray Basin
MN-Monsoonal North
SS-Southern Slopes
SSWF-Southern and South-Western Flatlands
WT-Wet Tropics

Please cite and find further details in:
Freund, M., Henley, B. J., Karoly, D. J., Allen, K. J. and Baker, P. J.: Multi-century cool- and warm-season rainfall reconstructions for Australia's major climatic regions, Clim. Past, 13(12), 1751–1770, doi:10.5194/cp-13-1751-2017, 2017.