92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012: 8:30 AM
Global Weather Impacts 2011
La Nouvelle C (New Orleans 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 2011, 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 La Niņa conditions of last year, as well as to expected impacts due to anthropogenic climate change.

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