Could Indonesia’s mega-fires return in 2019?

Scientists warn that an El Niño is highly likely this winter, potentially testing anti-fire measures recently put in place by the government September 24, 2018 Joe Sandler Clarke Scientists are warning that 2019 could see the first major test of Indonesia’s new anti-fire measures, which have been criticised by some […]

Helix and El Niño data

The Helix’s first user is Dr. Michael Glantz, a social scientist who has been studying the impacts of the El Niño climate system since 1974. He runs the Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), a research group based at the University of Colorado. The CCB is focused on influencing […]

How will El Niño affect Colombia?

Arjun Harindranath September 30, 2018 Cracked earth in the department of La Guajira. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Colombia is likely to face the weather phenomenon El Niño this year as authorities seek to mitigate the more extreme consequences that might be felt across the country. El Niño had […]

Seasonal Outlook: Haze Update

ASME The tropical Pacific Ocean’s surface temperature (SST) anomalies remained within the neutral range in July 2018 over the Nino3.4 region (Figure A). Likewise, most of the atmospheric indicators of El Niño/La Niña indicated neutral conditions. While the 1-month Nino3.4 value for July 2018 was -0.2, slightly lower […]