Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Monitoring the ENSO phenomenon


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

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Monitoring the ENSO phenomenon — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Island Climate Update
Ashmita Gosai, Penehuro Lefale and Jim Salinger describe the content and application of the Island Climate Update, a highly successful seasonal climate bulletin. Published July 2004

Seasonal Climate Forecasting
Simon Mason discusses the development of seasonal climate forecasting in the Indochina region of Southeast Asia. He argues that there is great potential and a pressing need for reliable predictions. Published June 2004

On the Web

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
The Center is located at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the headquarters for the regional El Niño Secretariat. Activities include establishing regional and national information clearing houses, identifying action plans for regional cooperation, organizing workshops, climatological forecasts for the Asia and Pacific regions, and identifying coping strategies for El Niño-related emergencies.

Climate Prediction Center
The mission of the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center is to maintain a continuous watch on short-term climate fluctuations and to diagnose and predict them. Site includes comprehensive collection of current data on atmospheric and oceanic conditions, including outlook.

El Niño - Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies Library
Bibliography on the El Niño phenomenon.

El Niņo animations and graphics
Animation of recent temperatures in the equatorial Pacific and links to other graphics and animations.

ENSO Diagnostic Discussion
Authoritative assessment of current conditions, including real-time data, prospects for future development and implications for regional climate.

Experimental Long-Lead Forecast Bulletin
Compilation of forecasts and papers on forecast methods.

International Research Institute for Climate and Society
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society uses a science-based approach to enhance society's capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries.

International Research Institute for Climate and Society
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society uses a science-based approach to enhance society's capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. Website resources include educational material, data and forecasts, research tools and publications.

International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
The core mission of the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI), a unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is to enhance society's ability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of seasonal climate fluctuations, especially in developing countries. The IRI's current research locations include Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South and South East Asia.

IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library
Wide-ranging collection of real-time data on atmospheric and oceanic conditions, including forecast assessment.

Monthly Atmospheric & SST Indices
Data for the various climate parameters, including sea surface temperature for indicator regions in the equatorial Pacific and the Southern Oscillation Index.

Multivariate ENSO Index
ENSO index based on pressure, wind, sea surface temperature, surface air temperature and cloudiness data.

Pacific ENSO Applications Center
The Pacific ENSO Applications Center is a multi-institutional partnership whose role is to conduct research and produce information on climate variability related to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation cycle in the US-affiliated Pacific islands.

Pacific ENSO Update
Quarterly bulletin of the Pacific ENSO Applications Center, which conducts research and provides information packages on climate variability in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands.

RANET is an international collaboration to make weather, climate and related information more accessible to remote and resource poor populations.

Southern Oscillation Index
Monthly values of the main atmospheric index.

Today's El Niņo/La Niņa information
Links to data, forecasts and news regarding current conditions.

Weekly ENSO Update
Collection of weekly time series for key atmospheric and oceanic indicators.

World Climate Applications and Services Programme
The World Climate Applications and Services Programme (WCASP) fosters the effective application of climate knowledge and information for the benefit of society and the provision of climate services, including the prediction of significant climate variations both natural and as a result of human activity. The Climate Information and Prediction Services (CLIPS) project is an implementation arm of WCASP around the globe. It strives to take advantage of current data bases, increasing climate knowledge and improving prediction capabilities to limit the negative impacts of climate variability and to enhance planning activities based on the developing capacity of climate science.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015