El Nino

Latin America in a better position to deal with El Niño

El Niño-influenced hurricane Olaf approaching Mexico (courtesy NASA)

The ongoing El Niño event is already classed as one of the strongest in recent decades. El Niño usually peaks around Christmas and has in the past been known to cause prolonged droughts and extreme rainfall events in several regions of the world. These consequences have further negative effects on food security, infrastructure, water availability, and people’s livelihoods.

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Tue, 22/12/2015 - 13:25

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This year El Niño under the three strongest reported in 65 years

This year El Niño is the strongest since 15 years (Image: NASA).
During a news conference in Geneva on 16 November 2015, the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Mr. Michel Jarraud, commented that the “Severe droughts and devastating flooding being experienced throughout the tropics and sub-tropical zones bear the hallmarks of this
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Tue, 17/11/2015 - 14:52

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Natural disasters affect 13 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015

Drought is a major disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting roughly 6.6 million people 2015 (Image: CIAT).
According to the September – October 2015 edition of the “Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean” which is published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 13.2 million people have been affected by disasters from January to October 2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Tue, 17/11/2015 - 09:20

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El Niño 2015 Conference: Shared Experiences - 20 Years of Climate Services and Framing the Next Steps in the Research and Development for Climate Resilience

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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17/11/2015 to 18/11/2015

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Monell Auditorium, Columbia University at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Campus, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964, United States

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New York

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  • United States of America

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International Research Institute for Climate and Society
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
United States Agency for International Development 
World Meteorological Organization 

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Bureau of Meteorology
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
International Research Centre on El Niño 

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German research cooperation looking behind Indonesia’s haze

The highlighted section shows additional fire hot spots under the Indonesian haze, using satellite imagery of TET-1 (Image: DLR).

So far, more than two million hectares of Indonesian forest area have been lost due to the forest fires that broke out on 21 June 2015. The National Space and Aviation Agency of Indonesia (LAPAN) expects losses to grow, as large forest areas and peat lands, especially in Kalimantan and Sumatra, are still affected by fires.   

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Mon, 09/11/2015 - 10:42

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UN-SPIDER and IGAC conducted a Regional Expert Meeting in Colombia

Participants of the Regional Expert Meeting in Colombia

UN-SPIDER and its Regional Support Office IGAC conducted a Regional Expert Meeting in Bogota, Colombia from 12 to 14 August within the International Geomatic Week carried out by the Geographic Institute Agustin Codazzi (IGAC). The meeting brought together around 20 participants from the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

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Tue, 18/08/2015 - 12:14

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Computer models forecast substantial El Nino event

The first wave of January 2010 El Nino storms (Image: USNRL)

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology predicted that at the end of this year a strong El Nino effect can bring extreme weather around the world. Computer models based on satellite and meteorological observation data made this prediction.

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Mon, 18/05/2015 - 15:00

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NOAA: Weak El Niño has arrived

Average sea surface temperature due to El Niño 2015 (Image: NOAA)

The ocean-atmospheric phenomenon El Niño has finally arrived to the central Pacific Ocean after a long anticipation, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Its arrival will be marked by warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures near the equator.

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 10:12
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Global warming will increase extreme weather risk

El Niño: strong wave of warm water approaching South America on January 2010.

According to a study released on 26 January 2015 in Nature Climate Change, extreme weather events in the Pacific Ocean will be exacerbated by greenhouse warming and

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IGAC: Studying Flooding and Droughts as baseline in Agroclimatic Risks

Structure model developed for Landsat TM
CAIN, Automatic classification of flood areas using normalized water index

CIAF, the “Research and Investigation Centre Remote Sensing Group and Geographic Applications” of UN-SPIDER's Colombia Regional Support Office IGAC, has developed a model to correct and process satellite imag

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Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:17

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