Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, will host the 26th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Oct. 22-26, 2001. The event, co-sponsored by Scripps and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, is expected to draw more than 200 international scientists, according to event coordinator John Roads, director of the Experimental Climate Prediction Center at Scripps. The workshop will cover a broad range of topics, including a review of the 2000-2001 global climate; climate predictions for 2000-2001; the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season; the climate and wildfire season; the relationship between El NiÃ±o and global climate change; precipitation over the southwest United States; and drought/water monitoring in the West Monsoons. The registration fee for members of the public is $200.
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