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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATION OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND FORECASTS INTO RISK-BASED MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION

Location: Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research Unit

Title: Variations of Annual Precipitation and Air Temperature in Okalhoma, Kansas and Texas 1895-2003

Authors
item Garbrecht, Jurgen
item Schneider, Jeanne

Submitted to: Grazinglands Research Laboratory Miscellaneous Publication
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 2005
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
Citation: Garbrecht, J.D., Schneider, J.M. 2005. Variations of annual precipitation and air temperature in okalhoma, kansas and texas 1895-2003. Grazinglands Research Laboratory Research Publication No. 05-2. p. 1-37.

Interpretive Summary: This report identifies multi-year variations in annual precipitation and air temperature in regions of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Persistent, multi-year variations in annual precipitation can have significant implications for agriculture and water resources management. Research is being conducted at the ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory to identify long-lasting precipitation and air temperature variations and to assess their impact on agricultural productivity and water resources availability. Recognition and consideration of persistent climate variations can assist with the selection of agronomic practices, enterprise planning, and water resources management that benefit from positive aspects of climate variations and mitigate negative impacts of climate variations. This report lets readers see the size and duration of past climate variations in their region. The report is also available on a web site, and can be accessed interactively to directly view the climate variations for the State and region of interest.

Technical Abstract: This report identifies multi-year variations in annual precipitation and air temperature in regions of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Persistent, multi-year variations in annual precipitation can have significant implications for agriculture and water resources management. Research is being conducted at the ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory to identify long-lasting precipitation and air temperature variations and to assess their impact on agricultural productivity and water resources availability. Recognition and consideration of persistent climate variations can assist with the selection of agronomic practices, enterprise planning, and water resources management that benefit from positive aspects of climate variations and mitigate negative impacts of climate variations. This report lets readers see the size and duration of past climate variations in their region. The report is also available on a web site, and can be accessed interactively to directly view the climate variations for the State and region of interest.

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