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New NCAR/United Nations Study Will Help 12 Countries Prepare Forthe Next El Nino

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May 17, 1999
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The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the United Nations Environment Programme have together received a $650,000 UN grant to help 12 countries build operational, research and educational programs to protect their people and environment from El Nino and La Nina impacts.

BOULDER--Twelve countries around the world will now have help in preparing for droughts, floods, fires, and tropical storms related to future El Ninos. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has received a $650,000 grant from the United Nations Fund for International Partnership for a 19-month study of 1997-98 El Nino impacts. The study will help each country build operational, research, and educational programs to protect its people and the environment from climate hazards related to El Nino and La Nina events. NCAR's primary sponsor is the National Science Foundation.


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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "New NCAR/United Nations Study Will Help 12 Countries Prepare Forthe Next El Nino." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 17 May 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/05/990514214323.htm>.
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (1999, May 17). New NCAR/United Nations Study Will Help 12 Countries Prepare Forthe Next El Nino. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/05/990514214323.htm
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "New NCAR/United Nations Study Will Help 12 Countries Prepare Forthe Next El Nino." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/05/990514214323.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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