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2014-08-11 03:30:14

The planet’s largest and most powerful driver of climate changes from one year to the next, the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the tropical Pacific Ocean, was widely thought to have been weaker in ancient times because of a different configuration of the Earth’s orbit.

El Niño: 2014 Looking Like 1997
2014-05-21 03:21:35

Every ten days, the NASA/French Space Agency Jason-2 satellite maps all the world's oceans, monitoring changes in sea surface height, a measure of heat in the upper layers of the water. Because our planet is more than 70% ocean, this information is crucial to global forecasts of weather and climate.

El Nino Forecast A Sign Of Relief For Drought-Stricken Californians
2014-03-07 10:37:54

California residents plagued by drought just got some good news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: El Niño is coming – maybe.

What Makes El Niño Taimasa Different From Normal El Niño?
2014-02-20 12:41:02

During very strong El Niño events, sea level drops abruptly in the tropical western Pacific and tides remain below normal for up to a year in the South Pacific, especially around Samoa.

Global Warming Expected To Increase Extreme El Niño Events
2014-01-20 04:34:22

A new analysis of rain patterns has revealed that extreme El Niño events, such as the 1983 heat wave that caused Australia’s Ash Wednesday bushfires, will double as the planet warms in the years ahead.

Strong Correlation Between Asian Summer Monsoon And The Climate Pattern That Preceded It
2013-04-24 10:13:28

For much of Asia, the pace of life is tuned to rhythms of monsoons.

2012-05-24 19:12:03

Climate variability associated with El Niño was associated with higher mortality for eggs and hatchlings of the critically endangered leatherback turtle, an effect that could be worsened by continuing global climate change.

Image 1 - 50-million-year-old Clam Shells Hint At Future Of El Niño Phenomenon
2011-09-20 04:44:31

Earth warming will presumably not lead to a permanent El Niño state in the South Pacific Ocean.

2010-01-12 13:45:16

Large-scale weather patterns which occur in various locations around the Earth, from the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the tropics to the high latitude Arctic Oscillation (AO) play a significant part in controlling the weather on a seasonal time scale.

2009-09-29 10:36:26

September has been the calmest month for tropical storms since 1997, largely because of the weather pattern known as El Nino, Florida meteorologists said. Just two systems in September were strong enough to be named -- Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Fred. September, historically, is the most active storm month, averaging four named storms, including two hurricanes, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Tuesday. El Nino's storm-suppressing wind shear held down the number of storms...


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