1.1 Global Weather and Climate Extremes of 2015

Tuesday, 12 January 2016: 8:30 AM
Room 338/339 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Klaus Wolter, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO

This talk gives an overview of noteworthy large-scale weather and climate anomalies in 2015, with a discussion of the resultant seasonal temperature and precipitation anomalies around the Globe. Weather and climate events include droughts and heat waves, major tropical cyclones, extratropical storms, flooding rains, snow storms, as well as cold waves. Where possible, these are related to the El Niņo of 2015, as well as to expected impacts due to anthropogenic climate change.
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