Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Clim. Past, 13, 1751–1770, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1751-2017

Special issue: Climate of the past 2000 years: regional and trans-regional...

Clim. Past, 13, 1751–1770, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1751-2017

Research article 30 Nov 2017

Research article | 30 Nov 2017

Multi-century cool- and warm-season rainfall reconstructions for Australia's major climatic regions

Mandy Freund et al.

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To understand how climate change will influence Australian rainfall we must first understand the long-term context of droughts and floods. We reconstruct warm and cool season rainfall in Australia's eight major climatic regions for several centuries into the past, building the clearest picture yet of long-term rainfall variability across the Australian continent. We find recent rainfall increases in the warm season in the north, and declines in the cool season in the south, to be highly unusual.