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Climate Information Digest
October 2004 Volume 7, Number 10

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

Hot Topics
  • Summary of rainy season flooding and landslide damage in China; Forecast indicates enhanced probability of precipitation in SE China in coming months.

  • Widespread drought continues in the Greater Horn of Africa; Precipitation forecast indicates potential relief in the coming season in East Africa

  • El Niño/La Niña Update

    See the IRI ENSO QuickLook for summary information and the IRI ENSO Update for details.

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

    September 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

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

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

    November-December-January Seasonal Forecast - IRI's Net Assessment Forecast for the globe and by region

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