Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Latest MODIS Aqua images on 25 Sep 2007



MODIS Aqua Chlorophyll a (upper) and sea surface temperature images (lower) on 25 Sep 2007.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Latest Bloom Aqua Images 22 Sep 2007




MODIS Aqua chlorophyll a (top), sea surface temperature (middle) and true color RGB (low) images on 22 Sep 2007. The ocean condition clearly indicate the positive Indian Ocean Dipole 2007. Due to lower SST, less cloud forming at Java and Southern Sumatra area. It could cause the development of drought that might lead to wild fire and haze.

Friday, September 14, 2007

JAXA ALOS Satellite

JAXA ALOS Satellite in Tsukuba Space Centre. I will be started using this high resolution satellite for some of the studies very soon.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

MODIS Aqua Images on 11 Sep 2007! Big Phyto Bloom!


MODIS Aqua Chlorophyll a (upper) and sea surface temperature image (lower) on 11 Sep 2007. Large phytoplankton bloom caused by the intensed upwelling cold water (25C).

Monday, September 10, 2007

Latest Information on Indian Ocean Dipole 2007!

Indian Ocean Dipole 2007 is found established!

Precaution measures need to be taken for any of the possible natural disasters around the Indian Ocean region.

For more detail information about IOD 2007 please check following website

JAMSTEC IOD Website (including prediction and observation):
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/frcgc/research/d1/iod/

State of the Indian Ocean by OOPC
http://ioc3.unesco.org/oopc/state_of_the_ocean/sur/ind/

Latest Dipole Mode Index by OOPC
http://ioc3.unesco.org/oopc/state_of_the_ocean/sur/ind/dmi.php


Climate Prediction:

APEC Climate Center
http://www2.apcc21.net/climate/climate01_01.php

IRI
http://portal.iri.columbia.edu/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=944&PageID=0&cached=true&mode=2

NOAA CPC
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/monitoring_and_data/oadata.shtml


Forest Fires and Haze:

Singapore Meteorological Services Division http://app.nea.gov.sg/cms/htdocs/category_sub.asp?cid=55






MODIS Rapid Respone System

http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/



Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ocean_Dipole



Indian Ocean Dipole News 2007:


English

7 Jan 2007 - Herald Sun
Deluge on the way
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,21021354-2862,00.html


17 Jan 2007 - Reuters
Indian Ocean shift seen stoking Indonesia droughts
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSL17314800


17 Jan 2007 - Terradaily
Climate Change Could Amplify Drought In East Indian Ocean And Australasia
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_Change_Could_Amplify_Drought_In_East_Indian_Ocean_And_Australasia_999.html

18 Jan 2007 - ABC Science Online
Asian monsoon may bring harsher droughts
http://abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2007/1828602.htm


1 Mar 2007 - ABC Rural
Weather research suggests wetter year ahead
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/nsw/content/2006/s1860564.htm


Mar 2007 - Geotimes
Indian Ocean to face extreme weather
http://www.geotimes.org/mar07/article.html?id=nn_weather.html


3 May 2007 - Business Daily, THE HINDU group of publications
Indian Ocean dipole favours good monsoon
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2007/05/03/stories/2007050303851100.htm


11 Sep 2007 - Business Daily, THE HINDU group of publications
Rain deficit in northwest, northeast; surplus elsewhere
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2007/09/11/stories/2007091152801300.htm

20 Sep 2007 - Farm Online, Australia
Good chance of La Nina
http://sl.farmonline.com.au/news.asp?editorial_id=70817

30 Sep 2007 - The Sunday Times, UK
The 13 hottest hotels for winter sun
http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/travel/where_to_stay/article2548324.ece

4 Oct 2007 - The Age
Expert predicts dry Spring
http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Expert-predicts-dry-Spring/2007/10/04/1191091265433.html

5 Oct 2007 - The Sydney Morning Herald
Three-headed dog cruels spring hopes
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/10/04/1191091276247.html

12 Oct 2007 - Business Line, India
La Nina may set Bay on fire
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2007/10/13/stories/2007101352861200.htm

24 Oct 2007 - The Weekly Times (Australia)
Early drought warning kept quite- Signal failure

26 Oct 2007 - Business Line, India
Arabian sea sees intense activity as ‘low’ grows
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2007/10/27/stories/2007102750121400.htm

12 Nov 2007 - http://www.chinaview.cn/
Indonesia, China launch scientific expedition in Indian Ocean
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-11/12/content_7057804.htm


Other Languages

18 Jan 2007 - Untusan Online (Malaysia)
Kemarau serius - Risiko peralihan suhu landa Indonesia, Australia
http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/content.asp?y=2007&dt=0119&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Luar_Negara&pg=lu_09.htm


8 Mar 2007 - BangkokBiznews (Thailand)
ทช.เตือนนักดำน้ำฝั่งอันดามันให้ใส่ชุดรัดกุม น้ำทะเลเย็น
http://www.bangkokbiznews.com/2007/03/08/WW55_5507_news.php?newsid=58025

25 Mar 2007 - United Daily (Malaysia) (in Chinese)
全球暖化令大马出现4气候 美民气温不升反降
http://www.uniteddaily.com.my/20070325/news/g01n02.htm

31 Mar 2007 - Sina.com (Chinese)
马来西亚"世外桃源"恐告终 "四种气候"环伺半岛
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2007-03-31/165611538492s.shtml

1 Apr 2007 - Sina.com (Chinese)
全球暖化马来西亚难续“世外桃源”
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2007-04-01/062411540625s.shtml

5 Jun 2007 - KOMPAS (Indonesia)
Anomali Cuaca Langka
http://www.kompas.com/kompas-cetak/0706/05/humaniora/3581642.htm


27 Jun 2007- BangkokBiznews (Thailand)
เตือน3จังหวัดรับมือน้ำท่วมหนัก
http://www.bangkokbiznews.com/2007/06/27/news_24013165.php?news_id=24013165

29 Jun 2007 - FRIDAY Magazine (Japan)
【緊急ルポ】40年ぶり太平洋とインド洋で異常気象発生に専門家が警鐘
地獄の猛暑50℃殺人豪雨600ミリ大渇水貯水率0で東京大パニック
http://www.bitway.ne.jp/kodansha/friday/scoopengine/article/20070713/ttl0701.html

7 Jul 2007 - 光明資訊網 (Malaysia) (In Chinese)
全球暖化醒覺度國家大馬排名列倒數第三
http://www.guangming.com.my/gmgn.phtml?artid=200707072499

12 Jul 2007 - FRIDAY Magazine (Japan)
【緊急大特集】本誌警告が《不幸にも》的中して九州は“殺人”大水害が直撃!
次は東京集中豪雨で渋谷、丸の内が壊滅危機
http://www.bitway.ne.jp/kodansha/friday/scoopengine/article/20070727/ttl0601.html

23 July 2007 - KOMPAS (Indonesia)
Transisi Musim Kemarau
http://www.kompas.com/kompas-cetak/0707/23/opini/3702515.htm

23 Aug 2007 - FRIDAY Magazine (Japan)
【異常気象カラー&モノクロ立体企画】40.9℃熱波の後に、千葉で群発地震の恐怖!






猛暑の次に列島を襲う関東殺人地震と巨大台風
http://www.bitway.ne.jp/kodansha/friday/scoopengine/article/20070907/ttl2001.html

15 Sep 2007- Sankei News, Japan
インド洋でも海水温予測へ 異常気象対策で気象庁
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/life/environment/070915/env0709151706001-n1.htm

On-line Forum/ BLOG

English

http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=000558
http://www.easternuswx.com/bb/index.php?showtopic=142737
http://www.usbe.umu.se/sustainable/?p=17
http://oceansciencehack.blogspot.com/2007/02/nagura-and-konda.html
http://carolinaminds.blogspot.com/2007/02/global-warming-what-should-we-expect.html

http://www.easternuswx.com/bb/index.php?showtopic=145030

http://blog.thestar.com.my/permalink.asp?id=11549

http://australian.blogspot.com/2007/10/signal-failure.html

http://kaiyoinfotech.com/index.php/Seasonal-Climate-Outlook.html

http://kaiyoinfotech.com/index.php/East-Africa-Floods-Sep-2007.html

http://joshuashill.greenoptions.com/2007/11/11/lamenting-la-nina/

http://www.easternuswx.com/bb/index.php?showtopic=147190



Chinese
http://lilyoo.bokee.com/viewdiary.14574649.html

Japanese
http://papahapon.exblog.jp/7007864/ http://kazeiro.at.webry.info/200709/article_4.html
http://papahapon.exblog.jp/7007864/ http://infohdc.blog55.fc2.com/blog-entry-252.html
http://isumio.blogspot.com/2007/09/blog-post_16.html
http://event.livedoor.biz/archives/50699636.html
http://maphokichi.blog91.fc2.com/blog-entry-145.html
http://aisainikki.seesaa.net/article/53266427.html
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/otchichi/2007-08-27
http://ardent-curiosity.seesaa.net/article/52838426.html
http://blog.oricon.co.jp/menlove/archive/475/0

http://ameblo.jp/aikotobawowo/entry-10043573550.html
http://aikenpoko222.blog8.fc2.com/blog-entry-238.html
http://kotetsu.mo-blog.jp/tawagoto/2007/07/post_d142.html
http://blog.livedoor.jp/sora_tiankong/archives/51025176.html
http://higanzakura.blog107.fc2.com/blog-entry-16.html
http://yaplog.jp/kinimire63s/archive/616
http://softballet7.blog71.fc2.com/blog-entry-185.html
http://blog.uncle-matu.com/?eid=629774
http://donkai.exblog.jp/4541842
http://heso-magari.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!215AADD0C2C07A1!169.entry
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/LEOat/20070130/1170137775
http://moanz12.livedoor.biz/archives/51580098.html

Haze and Wild Fire in Southeast Asia 2006

TRMM Rainfall Anomalies (left) and MODIS Fire Hotspots (right) May-Sep 2006. Each fire spot detected from MODIS satellite is represented with a red dot in the Hotspots Map. Very large area in Indonesia and eastern Malaysia occupied by countless of hotspots. The wild fire had caused serious destruction to the ecosystem and human health.

Indonesian Drought Development during Indian Ocean Dipole 2006

Monthly Rainfall Anomaly May - Sep 2006 from TRMM Sensor, purple color shows the reduce rainfall area. The Indonesian drought developed with the occurence of Indian Ocean Dipole.


The Natural Disaster during End of 2006

Natural disasters/ weather changes during 2006


Will these natural disasters happen again in 2007?




Thursday, September 06, 2007

Is Indian Ocean Dipole 2007 starting?



MODIS Aqua Satellite Chlorophyll a Images for 1-3 Sep 2007 (Source: Ocean Color Web, NASA).


High surface chlorophyll a starting to observed at the Southwestern Sumatra. It could be an indicator for the begining of the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) that will cause weather changes in the Indian Ocean region. JAMSTEC has predicted the occurence of the weak IOD 2007 event since few months ago.


SeaWiFS Chlorophyll a images on 29 Aug - 5 Sep 2006 (Source: Ocean Color Web, NASA).

This satellite image has taken during the Indian Ocean Dipole in 2006. Large phytoplankton bloom occured at the Southern Java until Southwestern Sumatra. The IOD 2006 has caused tremendous natural disaster to the Indian Ocean region. In southeast Asia, drought, forest fire, haze, ecosystem destruction, health and economic lost etc. In eastern Africa, causing the worst flooding event and disease outbreak.

Farewell to Prof Ginkel



UNU GEIC team with Prof Ginkel during his farewell party
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