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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

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posted on 2017-12-11, 08:09 authored by MANDY FREUNDMANDY 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 ( 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.