On 01-May-2004 Complexity Digest will co-sponsor a panel discussion with leading scientists on cultural factors affecting impact of science in Taiwan.(http://www.comdig2.de/conf/ntsec04)
El Niño causes droughts and floods once every 3 to 7 years.
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That's a big improvement on previous models, which can only forecast the Pacific climate disruptions six to nine months in advance,(...)
Chen and colleagues fed their model sea surface temperatures from 1856 to 2003. Using a chunk of data, their model could successfully predict the tropical Pacific climate two years later. The model captured all 24 El Niño events since 1856; (...).