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Arafura swamp water resources study

Details:

Title

Arafura swamp water resources study

Creator

Williams, D.; Chudleigh, I.; Jolly, P.

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 45/2003

Date

2003

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2003

Language

English

Publisher name

Dept. of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Report ; 45/2003

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/229247

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/673198

Page content

7 Climate The region lies in the wet/dry monsoonal tropics, with a long dry season between May and October, and a wet season from November to April. An average of 1150mm of rain falls during the wet season. The driest months of the year are July and August. The catchment experiences a temperature range of 20-36 degrees Celsius. The variation in rainfall during the year and from year to year can be seen from the average monthly rainfall and annual rainfall for Oenpelli, which is shown in Figures 3 and 4. Highest temperatures are recorded in October and November, when the mean daily maximum approaches 36C. Evaporation is high, over 2200 mm per year, with monthly evaporation exceeding monthly rainfall throughout the dry season. Figure 3: Average Monthly Rainfall for Oenpelli Figure 4: Annual Rainfall for Oenpelli 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Month R ai nf al l ( m m ) 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 19 10 /1 91 1 19 12 /1 91 3 19 14 /1 91 5 19 16 /1 91 7 19 18 /1 91 9 19 20 /1 92 1 19 22 /1 92 3 19 24 /1 92 5 19 26 /1 92 7 19 28 /1 92 9 19 30 /1 93 1 19 32 /1 93 3 19 34 /1 93 5 19 36 /1 93 7 19 38 /1 93 9 19 40 /1 94 1 19 42 /1 94 3 19 44 /1 94 5 19 46 /1 94 7 19 48 /1 94 9 19 50 /1 95 1 19 52 /1 95 3 19 54 /1 95 5 19 56 /1 95 7 19 58 /1 95 9 19 60 /1 96 1 19 62 /1 96 3 19 64 /1 96 5 19 66 /1 96 7 19 68 /1 96 9 19 70 /1 97 1 19 72 /1 97 3 19 74 /1 97 5 19 76 /1 97 7 19 78 /1 97 9 19 80 /1 98 1 19 82 /1 98 3 19 84 /1 98 5 19 86 /1 98 7 19 88 /1 98 9 19 90 /1 99 1 19 92 /1 99 3 19 94 /1 99 5 19 96 /1 99 7 19 98 /1 99 9 20 00 /2 00 1 W ater year To ta l r ai nf al l ( m m )


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