Global Weather Summary 2013 (Invited Presentation)

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014: 8:30 AM
Georgia Ballroom 1 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Klaus Wolter, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO

This talk gives an overview of significant large-scale weather and climate anomalies in 2013, with a discussion of the resultant seasonal temperature and precipitation anomalies around the Globe.

Weather and climate events include severe drought conditions, heat waves, wildfires, major tropical cyclones and extratropical storms, flooding rains, snow storms, sea ice conditions, as well as cold waves. Where possible, these are related to the ENSO conditions of last year, as well as to expected impacts due to anthropogenic climate change.