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Climate Information Digest
October 2005 Volume 8, Number 10

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

Hot Topics
  • Flooding in Dakar, Senegal, exacerbates cholera outbreak

  • Drought leads to record low water levels in the Amazon River basin, affecting transportation along the river

  • Approximately ten million people threatened by hunger in Southern Africa in the wake of drought
  • 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 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

    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

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

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