Category: Fire & Haze

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 […]

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 […]

Research reveals the connection between climate change, El Niño and the possibility for more extreme wildfires

August 2018 by Sonia Fernandez, University of California – Santa Barbara   At roughly 415,000 acres, Northern California’s Mendocino Complex Fire is now the state’s largest recorded wildfire, surpassing the record held by Santa Barbara and Ventura counties’ Thomas Fire, which occurred less than a year before. Roughly 10 […]

Impacts of El Niño

Comprehensive list of recent and historical El Niño / La Niña impacts.  Read Reports to the Nation on our Changing Planet: El Niño and Climate Prediction (PDF), and find more impacts information in the FAQs on El Niñoand La Niña. Global Impacts Global effects of El Niño La Niña and Resources from the IRI Wwind, […]