The ongoing El Niño event is already classed as one of the strongest in recent decades. El Niño usually peaks around Christmas and has in the past been known to cause prolonged droughts and extreme rainfall events in several regions of the world. These consequences have further negative effects on food security, infrastructure, water availability, and people’s livelihoods.
A new technique for using GPS data developed by a team of researchers led by geophysicist Jennifer Haase from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego could enhance hurricanes and storms predictability.
Seven months after launch, data is now flowing from a new generation of instruments onboard the Suomi NPP satellite, a joint NASA/NOAA mission being used in NOAA’s global numerical weather forecast system.