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Climate Information Digest
November 2005 Volume 8, Number 11

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

Hot Topics
  • Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season devastates portions of Central America and the United States

  • Food security increasingly a problem in Mozambique

  • Flooding in southern and eastern India displaces nearly 280,000 people
  • El Niño/La Niña Update
    ENSO-neutral conditions are expected to continue into the new year. See the IRI ENSO QuickLook for summary information and the IRI ENSO Update for details.

    Special Summaries for Aug-Sep-Oct - regions with enhanced sensitivity due to stress from persistent climate patterns.
       Persistent Cold or Heat
       Persistent Wet or Dry

    October 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

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

    December-January-February 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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