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- Seasonal to Interannual Prediction
- Weather prediction
- Boundary conditions at Earth's surface
- Seasonal predictions
- Tropical droughts
- Extratropical variations
- El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
- Decadal-to-Century Climate Prediction
- Global average temperature
- Distributions of temperature and precipitation
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The description of the future state of the climate, that is, the average or expected atmospheric and Earth-surface conditions, for example, temperature, precipitation, humidity, winds, and their range of variability. Seasonal and interannual climate predictions, made many months in advance, provide useful information for planners and policy makers. See also: Climatology; Meteorology
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