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Science seeks a weather toolkit

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The Managing Climate Variability Program will oversee 15 climate research projects, including seasonal climate forecasting for profitable sustainable resource use, the improved monitoring of evapotranspiration and enabling nationwide access to the Yield Prophet climate risk management information tool... The practicality and depth of projects funded under the new program provides an indication into the diversity and range of stakeholders with a keen interest in improving their understanding of climate," he says... The program"s communication coordinator, Tim Lester, says that growers will eventually be able to use the program"s website, www.managingclimate.gov.au , to download the latest climate variability decision-support tools, which he says are rapidly becoming essential business and risk management tools for agriculture in Australia...
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