ACRIS Climate Variability Update 2005-2011
About the report
‘Seasonal quality’ is the term ACRIS uses to rank the degree of climate variability from one year to the next. Seasonal quality broadly describes the relative value of recent rainfall on biological functioning. Relative value (quality) is judged with reference to the longer term record. ‘Biological functioning’ broadly means vegetation growth as a basic resource for both livestock (forage) and fauna (food, shelter).