International Weather and Climate Events of 2010

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 8:30 AM
International Weather and Climate Events of 2010
6B (Washington State Convention Center)
Klaus E. Wolter, ESRL/Univ of Colorado-CIRES, Boulder, CO

This talk gives an overview of noteworthy large-scale weather and climate anomalies in 2010, with a discussion of the resultant seasonal temperature and precipitation anomalies around the Globe. Weather and climate events include drought- and heat waves, wildfire seasons, major tropical cyclones, extratropical storms, flooding rains, snow storms, as well as cold waves. Where possible, these are related to the big changes we saw in the state of ENSO last year, as well as to expected impacts due to anthropogenic climate change.