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Climate Information Digest
August 2005 Volume 8, Number 8

A global Quick Look at seasonal climate, its impacts and outlooks.

Hot Topics
  • Hunger continues in areas of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso affected by drought and locusts in 2004

  • Record rainfall causes flooding that kills over 1000 people in western India

  • Continuing rainfall and flooding causes more damage in Romania and Bulgaria
  • El Niño/La Niña Update
    ENSO-neutral conditions are expected to continue through the rest of the year. See the IRI ENSO QuickLook for summary information and the IRI ENSO Update for details.

    Special Summaries for May-Jun-Jul - regions with enhanced sensitivity due to stress from persistent climate patterns.
       Persistent Cold or Heat
       Persistent Wet or Dry

    July Global Climate - summary of recent variations in temperature and precipitation. Note that all maps are linked to the IRI Data Library. For more maps and information see the IRI Maproom.
       Climatological Background
       Oceanic Conditions

    July Climate Impacts - influences of recent climate variations (with links to detailed reports) on:
       Water Resources/Energy

    September-October-November Seasonal Forecast - IRI's Net Assessment Forecast for the globe and by region

    Predictions in Context - provide a climate perspective by displaying a combination of observed and predicted precipitation.

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