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CHC Scientists Warn of "Declines in Ethiopia's Belg Growing Season Rainfall & Length of Season." 

This brief analysis summarizes an analysis of trends in the Ethiopian Belg rains. The Belg season in Ethiopia extends from February to mid-June, and contributes 50-65% of the annual rainfall totals for the southern and southeastern parts of the country, and up to 40% for the northeastern and eastern sectors of the country. This study examines trends in Belg rainfall over the past 39 years (1981-2019), documenting changes in rainfall characteristics, including start, end, and duration of the season, spatial and temporal distribution, and rainfall totals. 

The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service and science hub, has included CHIRPS as the input rainfall in the new methodology of their ASAP system. 

CHC's Greg Husak and Shrad Shukla attend the SERVIR Applied Sciences Team meeting in Washington, D.C. from June 27-28, 2019.

AMS Journal of Climate publishes "A High-Resolution 1983–2016 Tmax Climate Data Record Based on Infrared Temperatures and Stations by the Climate Hazard Center." 

CHC's Greg Husak and Laura Harrison attend the 2019 NASA Harvest Annual Meeting to discuss web tools and data sets like CHC Early Estimates and CHIRPS-GEFS. NASA Harvest is a consortium of partners, including the CHC, commissioned by NASA and led by the University of Maryland. 

Climate Hazard Center's Greg Husak, Shrad Shukla, Laura Harrison, and Martin Landsfeld participated in an Agrilinks webinar titled "The Climate Hazards Center: Predicting the Factors that Influence Food Security in Vulnerable Regions."

Chris Funk attends the Next-Generation Food Shock Modeling meeting at the Aspen Global Change Institute in Aspen, Colorado.

Agrilinks features "Kenya's March-to-May Season: An Examination of April 2019 Predictions, May 2019 Outcomes, and the Implications of a Poor Start to the Season." 

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