Events 16.10.2018

IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation

20 April 2018: Abstract submission deadline! (already open)

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which originates in the tropical Pacific Ocean, is Earth’s most dominant source of year-to-year climate variability and exerts a profound impact that extends well beyond the Pacific basin.  Knowledge about ENSO and its impacts help to strengthen prediction tools used in support of early warning systems. Therefore, improving our understanding of ENSO is fundamental in reducing societal vulnerabilities.

This background highlights the need to address ENSO scientific challenges in the context of international climate research, assessments, and operational prediction efforts.  As a catalyzing activity in this process, CLIVAR and CIIFEN propose the IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a Warmer Climate.

The main goal of the conference is to review the progress on the science of ENSO with a focus on examining the range of ENSO “flavors” (especially in regard to the longitudinal variations of warming), assess the existence of possible, and distinct precursors to the different flavors, an examine how the different oceanic and atmospheric processes that drive the different ENSO flavors and impact their predictability would vary in a warming world.

16 -18 October 2018


Guayaquil, Ecuador

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