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Understanding the El Niño Costero of 2017: The Definition Problem and Challenges of Climate Forecasting and Disaster Responses

Ivan J. Ramírez, Fernando Briones 13 December 2017 Abstract This preliminary study examines the definition problem and challenges of climate forecasting and disaster responses associated with the El Niño costero (coastal) of 2017, which developed rapidly with no warning and had catastrophic effects in Peru. Such a localized El Niño was not […]

Preparedness key to tackling El Niño

Ida Sem Fossvik|Published 05. Nov 2017 The last El Niño phenomenon brought droughts and floods that increased humanitarian needs around the world. NORCAP experts have worked in some of the hardest hit areas, putting preparedness in the priority seat, to increase national and regional ability to cope with […]

AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum 2017

September 12-15, 2017 The inaugural African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) AMCOMET – Africa Hydromet Forum will bring together representatives from governments, public and private sectors, regional entities, development agencies and civil society to provide strategic insight to improve hydrological, meteorological and early-warning services to achieve climate and […]

DRR in Southern Africa (FAO)

Enhancing the role of conservation agriculture in disaster risk reduction in Southern Africa (OSRO/RAF/602/USA) – Project Highlights  Published on 02 Aug 2017 Activities Implented 404 DRR decision-makers from 11 countries were exposed to the benefits of CA through regional and country-level meetings and field days. Produced awareness-raising materials on […]

HURRICANE WARNING

Lack of El Niño to see nations blasted by huge storms The United States and rest of the Americas will be battered by unusually strong and frequent hurricanes due to the lack of El Niño, meteorologists warn. By SEAN MARTIN PUBLISHED: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 |  GETTY Hurricane season is upon […]