El Nino

UCI and Singapore researchers find source of 2015 Southeast Asia smoke cloud

Burning of peatlands in Borneo and Sumatra created severe air pollution in region

To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest, look to New Zealand in the summer

UCI scientists find new teleconnection for early and accurate precipitation prediction

Less predictable precipitation

Waning influence of once-telling weather patterns altered by global warming skews projections

On the water front

Renowned hydrologist joins UCI to lead interdisciplinary research efforts

El Niño could drive intense season for Amazon fires

UCI, NASA analysis suggests higher risk than previous drought years

Be careful what you wish for

Coming El Nino could gently replenish overstressed aquifers in parched state – or it might ravage vulnerable infrastructure

Forecast: cloudy

Predicting intensity, impact of this winter’s El Nino complicated by unprecedented confluence of weather anomalies

UCI-led group suggests ways to better manage urban stormwater runoff

Rain barrels, absorbent roofs, permeable pavement could help reduce waste

UCI and NASA issue Amazon fire season forecast

UCI Earth system science researchers Yang Chen and Jim Randerson, along with NASA colleagues, are predicting an above-average wildfire risk in the eastern Amazon region and an average to below-average fire risk in the western Amazon for the upcoming dry season.