El Niño - Here it comes again

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:00
Potsdam University - Golm

Photo by NASA (creative commons)

Heat, drought, flooding, record rainfall, and wildfires – the weather phenomenon El Niño affects various regions of the world in different ways. Climate models forecast a particularly strong El Niño this winter. While heat and drought are expected to afflict mainly the northern part of Australia and Indonesia, South America will face flooding and landslides. At the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Potsdam, several working and research training groups are researching the weather anomaly, which will likely increase in intensity and frequency in the coming years...

For more information follow the links to the articles - which also feature "StRATEGy" members - and/or watch the interview (in german) with Prof. Dr. Bodo Bookhagen on this spectacular weather phenomenon.