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The Climate Hazards Center, in collaboration with FEWS NET and NOAA, helped release a Special Report on "El Niño and Precipitation." This report discusses the meaning and significance of El Niño, as it triggers changes in global atmospheric circulation, which are responsible for anomalous precipitation patterns. 

Climate Hazards Center Researchers Shrad Shukla and Frank Davenport attended the SERVIR Annual Global Exchange (SAGE) 2020 event, held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from February 3-7, 2020. 
Shukla and Davenport serve as PIs on NASA and SERVIR’s Applied Science Team (AST).
The Climate Hazards Center contributed to a FEWS NET Special Report titled “2019 Short Rains in East Africa Among the Wettest on Historical Record."
This report was produced through close collaboration between FEWS NET partners at the UC Santa Barbara Climate Hazards Center, USGS, NASA Goddard, and Chemonics.
Lead coordinators were Laura Harrison (UCSB CHC), Lark Walters (Chemonics), and Gideon Galu (FEWS NET/USGS). Major contributions were made by Chris Funk (UCSB CHC/USGS), Kim Slinski and the FEWS NET Land Data Assimilation System team (NASA Goddard), and Will Turner (UCSB CHC). 

The Climate Hazards Center's "Validation of the CHIRPS satellite rainfall estimates over eastern Africa" has been awarded a certificate of achievement by the Royal Meteorological Society as recognition for high citation numbers. 

IOPScience's Environmental Research Letters, a quarterly peer-reviewed open access journal, publishes "Using out-of-sample yield forecast experiments to evaluate which earth observation products best indicate end of season maize yields" written by Frank Davenport, Laura Harrison, Shraddhanand Shukla, Greg Husak, Chris Funk, and USAID's Amy McNally

The Climate Hazards Center attended the American Geophysical Union's 2019 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. CHC team member involvement included poster presentations and larger oral presentations. CHC attendance and participation also included researchers, scientific programmers, and graduate student researchers, all of whom presented on a wide variety of topics, from data sets to applications, thus furthering the CHC's mission to educate an engaged public of the continual dangers posed by climate disasters. 

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