Topic: Tools

Celebrating Women in Science: Amanda Grossi on Advancing Food Security

Adapted from a story written by Olga Rukovets for the State of the Planet news site. As a Las Vegas native, Amanda Grossi grew up surrounded by more than just casinos. “It’s a very ecologically interesting place and close to some amazing geologic and natural wonders—canyons, wetlands, mountains and forests,” Grossi says. These unique landscapes, […]

Weather and climate forecasters from East, West, and Southern Africa on Columbia’s Morningside Campus

Frontline Heroes: Predicting Climate Extremes in Africa

Originally posted in Columbia Climate School State of the Planet Blog, November 14, 2023, Francesco Fiondella Africa already experiences some of the gravest impacts of climate change, with recurring and persistent drought, extreme heat and extreme rainfall experienced throughout the continent. Recent flooding throughout West and Central Africa has displaced over 8.5 million people, pushing […]

Meet the next generation of Africa’s climate forecasters

Written by Amanda Grossi and Francesco Fiondella This story is adapted from one originally published by Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA). New state-of-the-art forecasting systems developed at IRI are enabling regional and national meteorological agencies to generate timely and decision-relevant climate information for their agricultural sectors. East Africa is experiencing some […]

Digital innovation harnesses power of real-time weather data

Written by Amanda Grossi and Francesco Fiondella This story is adapted from one originally published by Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA). A new data-management and visualization tool developed at IRI is helping national meteorological services and regional climate centers across Africa harness real-time weather data for decision-making in agriculture. National meteorological […]

Seasonal prediction of the Caribbean rainfall cycle

  • Journal: Climate Services
  • Vol. 27
  • Issue: Special Issue: Sub-seasonal to decadal predictions in support of climate services
  • Publisher: Science Direct
  • Published: August 2022
  • Categories: Climate, NextGen


Martinez, Carlos
Muñoz Ángel
Goddard, Lisa
Kushnir, Yochanan
Ting, Mingfang

Advances in the application and utility of subseasonal-to-seasonal predictions

  • Journal: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • Vol. 103
  • Issue: 6
  • Publisher: AMS
  • Published: June 2022
  • Categories: Climate, NextGen, Public Health


Christopher J. White
Daniela I. V. Domeisen
Nachiketa Acharya
Elijah A. Adefisan
Michael L. Anderson
Stella Aura
Ahmed A. Balogun
Douglas Bertram
Sonia Bluhm
David J. Brayshaw
Jethro Browell
Dominik Büeler
Andrew Charlton-Perez
Xandre Chourio
Isadora Christel
Caio A. S. Coelho
Michael J. DeFlorio
Luca Delle Monache
Francesca Di Giuseppe
Ana María García-Solórzano
Peter B. Gibson
Lisa Goddard
Carmen González Romero
Richard J. Graham
Robert M. Graham
Christian M. Grams
Alan Halford
W. T. Katty Huang
Kjeld Jensen
Mary Kilavi
Kamoru A. Lawal
Robert W. Lee
David MacLeod
Andrea Manrique-Suñén
Eduardo S. P. R. Martins
Carolyn J. Maxwell
William J. Merryfield
Ángel G. Muñoz
Eniola Olaniyan
George Otieno
John A. Oyedepo
Lluís Palma
Ilias G. Pechlivanidis
Diego Pons
F. Martin Ralph
Dirceu S. Reis Jr.
Tomas A. Remenyi
James S. Risbey
Donald J. C. Robertson
Andrew W. Robertson
Stefan Smith
Albert Soret
ing Sun
Martin C. Todd
Carly R. Tozer
Francisco C. Vasconcelos Jr.
Ilaria Vigo54, Duane E. Waliser
Fredrik Wetterhall
Robert G. Wilson

Advances in the subseasonal prediction of extreme events: Relevant case studies across the globe

  • Journal: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • Vol. 103
  • Issue: 6
  • Publisher: AMS
  • Published: June 2022
  • Categories: Climate, NextGen


Daniela I. V. Domeisen
Christopher J. White
Hilla Afargan-Gerstman
Ángel G. Muñoz
Matthew A. Janiga
Frédéric Vitart
C. Ole Wulff
Salomé Antoine
Constantin Ardilouze
Lauriane Batté
Hannah C. Bloomfield
David J. Brayshaw
Suzana J. Camargo1
Andrew Charlton-Pérez
Dan Collins
Tim Cowan
Maria del Mar Chaves
Laura Ferranti
Rosario Gómez
Paula L. M. González
Carmen González Romero
Johnna M. Infanti
Stelios Karozis
Hera Kim
Erik W. Kolstad
Emerson LaJoie
Llorenç Lledó
Linus Magnusson
Piero Malguzzi
Andrea Manrique-Suñén
Daniele Mastrangelo
Stefano Materia
Hanoi Medina
Lluís Palma
Luis E. Pineda
Athanasios Sfetsos
Seok-Woo Son
Albert Soret
Sarah Strazzo
Di Tian

Climate Services Ecosystems in times of COVID-19

  • Journal: WMO Bulletin
  • Vol. 69
  • Issue: WMO at 70 - Responding to a Global Pandemic
  • Publisher: WMO
  • Published: 2020
  • Categories: ACToday, Climate, NextGen, Public Health


Lisa Goddard
Carmen González Romero
Ángel G. Muñoz
Nachiketa Acharya
et al.

Study Shows Promise for Subseasonal Forecasts of Heavy Rain in South America

Analysis of Paraguay flooding event during 2015-16 El Niño examines influence of climate at multiple timescales The Paraguay River is an essential lifeblood for the landlocked country that shares it name. It provides Paraguayans with fishing, irrigation for agriculture and access to shipping. But it’s also prone to seasonal flooding, with especially high consequences for […]

­”We need climate information.” – Bangladesh’s agriculture community drives creation of new climate services

A series of three recent training workshops has improved the forecasting capabilities of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), while also helping to deepen the relationship between BMD and Bangladesh’s Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE). The activities pave the way for new climate information products developed especially for DAE’s needs, and ultimately to help the farmers […]


Voices from CariCOF: Dry Season 2015-16

The Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum, also known as CariCOF, brings together climate scientists and meteorologists with decision-makers who may be able to use climate information. During the meeting, now held twice a year — once at the beginning of the dry season and once at the beginning of the wet season — the scientists present […]

Primer pronóstico estacional de rayos del mundo

Con unos 250 flashes por kilómetro cuadrado por año, la Cuenca del Lago de Maracaibo en el noroeste de Venezuela tiene la mayor tasa anual de rayos del mundo. La actividad de rayos es tan común en este sitio que tiene un nombre propio, Relámpagos del Catatumbo, siguiendo el nombre de la región localizada en […]

World’s First Seasonal Lightning Forecast

At about 250 lightning flashes per square kilometer per year, the Lake Maracaibo Basin in northwestern Venezuela has the highest annual lightning rate of any place in the world. Lightning activity is so common there that it has a proper name, Catatumbo Lightning, named for the Catatumbo region located in the southwest corner of the […]

New Integration Between Climate Predictability Tool and Data Library

Version 14 of the Climate Predictability Tool features several new updates, the most significant being integration with IRI’s Data Library that allows users to directly download datasets from IRIDL into CPT. The data will automatically be converted into CPT format. IRI scientists frequently update the Data Library and CPT in response to user input from around the world. “It’s the constant feedback […]

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