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CHIRPS rainfall dataset
2014-05-16 06:16:47

Despite the fact that it has become a widely accepted practice to use modern weather satellites to monitor terrestrial rainfall, establishing a reliable context for relating space-based rainfall observations to current and historical ground-based rainfall data has been difficult.

2012-05-01 21:23:35

What might happen if droughts were predicted months ahead of time?

2012-04-12 22:26:42

Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are projected to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal.

2010-02-22 07:32:18

Extended geographical monitoring and a common classification will facilitate the response.

2008-09-16 03:00:20

Text of report by Nairobi-based online news service of UN regional information network IRIN on 15 September Nairobi, 15 September: More than half of Djibouti's population is food insecure and needs emergency aid due to drought and high food prices, an early warning information service has said.

2008-07-31 15:00:46

Text of report by Nairobi-based online news service of UN regional information network IRIN on 31 July Nairobi, 31 July: Recurrent droughts, in addition to rising food and kerosene prices, have exacerbated food insecurity in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, according to a senior UN official.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.