El Nino 101: Current Understanding and Challenges

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Join us for a congressional briefing to learn about El Niño. How does it form and what are the roles of the ocean and atmosphere? What impacts can be anticipated from the current event?What are the opportunities and challenges in understanding, monitoring, and predicting El Niño? A panel of leading experts will walk us through these questions and more.


  • Dr. Tony Busalacchi, Director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
  • Dr. David DeWitt, Director of NOAA Climate Prediction Center
  • Dr. Lisa Goddard, Director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University
  • Dr. David Zierden, State Climatologist of Florida

Date: November 23, 2015 12:00 pm
Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building

Sponsored by: American Geosciences Institute, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, UCAR, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, American Geophysical Union, US CLIVAR, Geological Society of America

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