Climate indicators for an El Nino event in the western Pacific have eased slightly in the past fortnight, but meteorologists still expect the weather pattern in late 2012.
The RIVAF-project had a special focus on the impact of the GEC as detected through impacts related to disasters.
Below-average rains began in late 2011 and resulted in drought conditions across the Sahel early in 2012.
Beijing Normal University
UN-SPIDER, U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), International Center for Drought Risk Reduction (ICDRR) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln
UN-SPIDER is one of the sponsor of the "International Workshop on Drought Monitoring, Assessing and Planning under Global Climate Change" which will be held in June 3-5, 2012 in Beijing,
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A new satellite data centre in Namibia will help farmers prepare for droughts, floods, bushfires and pests.
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Researchers have devised a model to anticipate drought and forest fires in the Amazon rainforest.The research, which used precipitation records dating back to 1970 and hotspots tracked by the Moder
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