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Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology: Forecast ENSO Conditions
The site includes easily understood El Nino and La Nina forecasts. The forecasts are summaries of the Australian National Climate Centre's opinion regarding the outputs from various reputable oceanic or coupled ocean/atmosphere forecast models. NCC's interpretation may not necessarily be the same as the organizations producing the model output. Readers are therefore encouraged to follow the hyperlinks to the various institutions listed in the table. Some of the models are regarded as experimental, and most are subject to regular revision and update with the aim of continuous improvement. However, they represent the state-of-the-art as far as dynamic and statistical ENSO prediction systems are concerned and are useful guidance up to about nine months. One of the useful features of this site is that it displays predictions of several major models together, allowing for a simple overview of the forecasts. This site is part of the larger Commonweath Bureau of Meterology website.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Dataset:
    • Modeled
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2003, Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology (ABN 92 637 533 532) Bureau of Meteorology materials, including pages documents and on-line graphics, are protected by copyright law. Copyright of Bureau of Meteorology materials resides with the Commonwealth of Australia. Apart from any fair dealing for purposes of study, research, criticism and review, as permitted under copyright legislation, no part of these services may be reproduced, re-used or redistributed for any commercial purpose whatsoever, or distributed to a third party for such purpose, without written permission from the Director of Meteorology. Where permission is granted, you will be offered the option of an access agreement.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-020
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Director of Meteorlogy; Bureau of Meteorology