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    A palaeoclimate proxy database for water security planning in Queensland Australia

    Croke, Jacky and Vítkovský, John and Hughes, Kate and Campbell, Micheline and Amirnezhad-Mozhdehi, Sahar and Parnell, Andrew and Cahill, Niamh and Dalla Pozza, Ramona (2021) A palaeoclimate proxy database for water security planning in Queensland Australia. Scientific Data, 8 (1). ISSN 2052-4463

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    Palaeoclimate data relating to hydroclimate variability over the past millennia have a vital contribution to make to the water sector globally. the water industry faces considerable challenges accessing climate data sets that extend beyond that of historical gauging stations. Without this, variability around the extremes of floods and droughts is unknown and stress-testing infrastructure design and water demands is challenging. User-friendly access to relevant palaeoclimate data is now essential, and importantly, an efficient process to determine which proxies are most relevant to a planning scenario, and geographic area of interest. this paper presents PalaeoWISE (Palaeoclimate Data for Water Industry and Security Planning) a fully integrated, and quality-assured database of proxy data extracted from data repositories and publications collated in Linked Paleo Data (LiPD) format. We demonstrate the application of the database in Queensland, one of australia’s most hydrologically extreme states. The database and resultant hydroclimate correlations provides both the scientific community, and water resource managers, with a valuable resource to better manage for future climate changes.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: palaeoclimate proxy database; water security planning; Queensland Australia;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 16953
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    Depositing User: Niamh Cahill
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 11:22
    Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Data
    Publisher: Nature Research
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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