The El Niño Southern Oscillation is a recurring climate event in the tropical Pacific Ocean with a period of between 2 and 7 years. It is a coupled phenomenon of sea surface temperatures and zonal wind anomalies in the equatorial Pacific. ENSO has a far-reaching effect and leads to extensive rainfall and floods or anomalous droughts in certain regions of the globe, thus affecting local agriculture.Therefore, its prediction is important and it is the subject of extensive research.
Dr Rachel Lowe was interviewed for a BBC World Service Health Check report: Dengue fever in Brazil. read more
IC3 scientists and partners have developed an early warning system to predict the risk of dengue infections for the 553 microregions of Brazil during the football World Cup. The estimates, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, show that the chance of a dengue outbreak is likely to be generally low in all twelve host cities. However, there is enough of a possibility to warrant a high-alert warning in the three northeastern venues (Natal, Fortaleza, and Recife). read more
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The Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (Institut Català de Ciències del Clima - IC3) is a public non-profit institution with an autonomous management, created in order to undertake top-level research in the field of climate sciences and with a special focus on the Mediterranean region, Latin America and Africa.