Talk:Indian Ocean Dipole

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Hello I'm working on the german article for that point and I think there is a mistake in your article if you take a look on the picture on this site it says if there is a heating (german: Erwärmung) in the western part of the Indik the western Monsun would be weaker (german: schwächer) and the eastern Monsun would be stronger (german: stärker) --Christian b219 (talk) 09:29, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Update needed - some important new information.[edit]

Australia had some of its greatest flooding ever in 2010-2011. According to various pages on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website (, a major cause of these was the very strong La Nina of the time coupled with a very strong Indian Ocean Dipole. This is seen here (Aus) as very strongly supportive of the El Nino / La Nina / IOD influence on our weather. Surely this has to be worth including? Old_Wombat (talk) 10:25, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Global Warming[edit]

I agree with the previous note about the need for additional text which describes the phenomena yet also includes the observed consequences. It would be interesting to see how the IOD coincides, if it does, with peaks of conflagrations in Australia and flooding and fires in Indonesia. It would further be fascinating to see how the IOD effects are mitigated and worsened by global warming. Damotclese (talk) 18:25, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Consecutive positive events[edit]

The two statements "An average of four each positive-negative IOD events occur during each 30-year period with each event lasting around six months. However, there have been 12 positive IODs since 1980 and no negative events from 1992 until a strong negative event in late 2010. The occurrence of consecutive positive IOD events is extremely rare with only two such events recorded, 1913–1914 and the three consecutive events from 2006 to 2008 which preceded the Black Saturday bushfires" do not seem particularly consistent. Looking at [1] it seems to me that negative values in 1996/97 and 1998ish look bigger than those in 2010 --Rumping (talk) 12:58, 5 September 2017 (UTC)