Subject: El Nino Bulletin 21 issued (fwd)

Mike Williamson (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Mon, 9 Mar 1998 18:44:19 -0500 (EST)

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                      J. Michael Williamson
Principal Investigator-WhaleNet <http://whale.wheelock.edu>
                   Associate Professor-Science
  Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215
             voice: 617.734.5200, ext. 256
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          "Mother, Mother Ocean, I have heard your call,
   Wanted to sail upon your waters, since I was three feet tall"
                        Jimmy Buffett
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 13:35:31 -0900
From: "Dr. David Duffy" <afdcd1@UAA.ALASKA.EDU>
Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion
     <MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
To: MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA
Subject: El Nino Bulletin 21 issued

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*********ENSO 97-98: CURRENT REPORTS ON EVENTS**************

BULLETIN 21 ISSUED ON 6 MARCH 1998

This electronic mailing is intended to provide near real-time reports
primarily on marine and terrestrial events that may be linked to the
development of the 1997 El Ni=F1o/Southern Oscillation which appears to be
 one of the most severe ENSO events in history.  Emphasis is on
seabirds and changes to marine ecosystems, but we appreciate other reports
that may expand our understanding of effects. These might include rainfall,
flooding, or associated disease outbreaks.  We  try to be inclusive and to
let hindsight separate ENSO from other effects.

Report 21, 6 MARCH 1998, will be available shortly at:

http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/~sustain/ENSO.html

 or by request from:  <afdcd1@uaa.alaska.edu>.

To be placed on the emailing list for future bulletins, contact
<afdcd1@uaa.alaska.edu>
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***********HELP:  As this event is apparently at its maximum during this
period, we would appreciate reports, including those of no apparent impact,
from anyone in a position to do so.
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SYNOPSIS:  During the period of this report, approximately 20 February to 1
March 1998, El Nino may be at its maximum, with flooding in California,
Mexico, Florida, Argentina, Peru, and Ecuador. Fires are reoccurring in
Indonesia.  Significant relief efforts have begun in response to previous
EN effects in Kenya, Bolivia, Peru and Papua New Guinea.

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TITLES OF INDIVIDUAL REPORTS:

20 FEBRUARY 1998. PERU: IMPACT

23 FEBRUARY 1998. PAPUA NEW GUINEA: RELIEF EFFORTS

23 FEBRUARY 1998. BOLIVIA: CLIMATE (RAINS) & RELIEF EFFORTS

23 FEBRUARY 1998. PERU: CLIMATE (FLOODING)

23 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: CLIMATE (STORM)

24 FEBRUARY 1998. PHILIPPINES: CLIMATE (FORECAST)

24 FEBRUARY 1998. MEXICO: CLIMATE (RAINS)

24  FEBRUARY 1998. INDONESIA: CLIMATE

24 FEBRUARY 1998. HONDURAS: IMPACT

24 FEBRUARY 1998. TROPICS: OCEANOGRAPHY (ITCZ)

24 FEBRUARY 1998. CHILE AND PERU: SEABIRD

24 FEBRUARY 1998. PERU: IMPACT (DESERT LAKE)

24 FEBRUARY 1998. RUSSIA: CLIMATE (FLOOD)

24 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: CLIMATE (FLOODS)

24 FEBRUARY 1998. NEW ZEALAND: CLIMATE (HEAT WAVE)

24 FEBRUARY 1998. NORTH KOREA: AGRICULTURE

24 FEBRUARY 1998. ARGENTINA: CLIMATE (FLOODS)

25 FEBRUARY 1998. PERU: CLIMATE (FLOODS)

25 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: MARINE (JELLYFISH)

25 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: OCEANOGRAPHIC (SST)

25 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: IMPACT

25 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: IMPACT

25 FEBRUARY 1998. MALAYSIA: IMPACT (SMOG)

25 FEBRUARY 1998. UTAH: CLIMATE (SNOW)

25 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: MARINE MAMMAL (MORTALITY)

26 FEBRUARY 1998: PERU: IMPACT

26 FEBRUARY 1998. CHILE: CLIMATE (RAIN)

26 FEBRUARY 1998. AUSTRALIA: MARINE (CORAL)

26 FEBRUARY 1998. OREGON:

27 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: IMPACT (MIGRAINE HEADACHES)

27 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: SEABIRD

27 FEBRUARY 1998. WORLD:  IMPACT (HISTORICAL)

27 FEBRUARY 1998. PERU: CLIMATE (FLOODING)

27 FEBRUARY 1998. INDONESIA: FIRE (RESPONSE) & PRIMATES

27 FEBRUARY 1998: UNITED STATES: IMPACT (ALLERGIES)

27 FEBRUARY 1998. ALASKA: LANDBIRDS

27 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: IMPACT (WATER SUPPLIES)

28 FEBRUARY 1998. CALIFORNIA: IMPACT

1 MARCH 1998. KENYA: RELIEF EFFORTS

1 MARCH 1998. FLORIDA. TORNADOES (IMPACT)

2 MARCH 1998. VIETNAM: AGRICULTURE

2 MARCH 1998. MICHIGAN: CLIMATE

2 MARCH 1998. FLORIDA: CLIMATE (FLOODING)