Benefits of meteorological services: evidence from recent research in Australia

Kwabena A. Anaman*, Stephen C. Lellyett, Lars Drake, Roy J. Leigh, Anne Henderson-Sellers, Peter F. Noar, Patrick J. Sullivan, Dodo J. Thampapillai

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    This report is a summary of the methods and findings of a research project that evaluated the social and economic benefits of meteorological services in Australia. The meteorological services evaluated were the basic public weather services and several specialist user-pay and commercial services used by business firms in several sectors of the national economy. Overall, the results indicated that the quality of the selected services was high. In addition, the benefits of these services were extensive, resulting in high benefit-cost ratios.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-115
    Number of pages13
    JournalMeteorological Applications
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998


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