Significant Climate Events All over the World in 1996
Global climate continued to be warmer than normal in 1996. During winter, Europe and North America were hit continuously by arctic cold waves. Serious floods occurred frequently over different regions of the world,especially in Asia. Activities of North Atlantic hurricanes were very busy during June—November in 1996. The above anomalious climate features are likely related to the tropical ocean-atmosphere conditions,which turned from warm phase into cold phase during 1995-1996.