Research Programs

Weather and Climate

ENSO Application Center

Researchers at WERI are involved in a cooperative project with the University of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin Development Council (PBDC) to study the effects of a climatic condition called El Niño on the weather of our part of the Western Pacific.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has provided funding to form an ENSO (El niño Southern Oscillation) applications center to do these studies. Part of the function of the Applications enter is to provide information to island water managers, emergency management specialists and others with information on ENSO and its affects on the weather in our region. The emphasis of the impact on our part of the Pacific is on drought and typhoon numbers and intensities.

For More Information on Enso Application Center send e-mail to:
Mr. Mark Landers: mlander(weri) Applications Center -

Click here to go to Pacific ENSO Applications Center (PEAC)