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SW Climate Podcast - Mini-Video Podcast on El Niño and ENSO Models

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

 

Next up in our new series featuring video mini-segments from the podcast.  This segment comes from the September 2014 SW Climate Podcast - and covers ENSO models and El Niño forecasts.

Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido talk about El Niño forecast models and the way that different metrics are used to predict/forecast an El Niño event.

Taken from the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast

  • Mike Crimmins - CLIMAS: Climate Assessment for the Southwest & University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
  • Zack Guido - University of AZ International Research and Application Program (IRAP)
  • Ben McMahan - CLIMAS: Climate Assessment for the Southwest
  • Emily Huddleston - CLIMAS: Climate Assessment for the Southwest

Image Credits (in order of appearance):

  • Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies - April to December during building El Niño - ​Source: NOAA/Climate.gov
  • Global Sea Surface Anomalies - La Niña (1988) vs El Niño (1997) - Source: NOAA/Climate.gov
  • Ocean SST anomalies during ENSO cycle - Source: http://bobtisdale.wordpress.com
  • Mid-Sept IRI/CPC Plume-Based Probabilistic ENSO Forecast - Source: IRI/CPC
  • April/May/June SST in Pacific Ocean - Source: NOAA/Climate.gov
  • Mid-Sept 2014 Plume of Model ENSO Predictions - Source: IRI/CPC
  • Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) over time - Source: NOAA/CPC
  • El Niño vs. La Niña Winter Patterns  - Source: NOAA

If you have a question you'd like answered, you can email Zack Guido (zguido@email.arizona.edu) or Ben McMahan (bmcmahan@email.arizona.edu) with "CLIMAS Podcast Question" in the subject line.  You can also tweet us @CLIMAS_UA or post a question on facebook