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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.
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.
The El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a tropical Pacific Ocean phenomenon that has important consequences for weather around the globe.
Climate experts have reportedly discovered why the weather phenomenon known as El Nino typically peaks around Christmas and ends sometime between the months of February and April.
El Nino is a term used to describe a weather pattern that sets up in the Tropical Pacific Ocean. So you may ask why does it matter to me and should it matter to me? The answer is yes because it impacts each and every one of us on Earth.
El Nino and its partner La Nina, the warm and cold phases in the eastern half of the tropical Pacific, play havoc with climate worldwide.
Researchers are tracking Indian Ocean climate patterns with the possibility that they will improve early-warning systems for the El Nino phenomenon, which could save countless lives and billions of dollars lost each year to the severe weather it causes.
Scientists believe El Nino may have assisted Magellanâ€™s first trip around the world nearly 500 years ago.
Say it’s not so, but we could be very well on the verge of entering into an EL-Nino cycle soon. How soon? The latest forecast issued by the Climate Prediction Center has upped the chances of seeing EL-Nino this year now at 61% with the favorable time period pointing towards the 3rd quarter (July-September). What does this mean to you? Well it all depends on where you’re living as EL-Nino has a wide array of impacts that are different everywhere around the globe. Here are a few...
Honolulu is located in the Pacific Ocean and has a mostly marine time climate. Honolulu has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2010: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the El-Nino event January temps were 60% of the month at the normal, while 40% of the month was marked with above temps and 0% of the month...
El-Nino is marked with having warmer waters in the Pacific Ocean, so how can it have impacts on Annapolis Maryland? Here is a look at what occurred during an EL-Nino event as we evaluate three months of the cycle. January 2012- Temperatures for the month are usually around 30-40F during a normal period. Examining what occurred during the month of January during an EL-Nino event we can see the temps where on average 40% of the month right around 30degree nights and 40degree days. While,...
El-Nino is marked with having warmer waters in the Pacific Ocean, so how can it have impacts on Austin Texas. This is a look at what occurred during an EL-Nino event as we evaluate three months of the cycle. January 2012- March 2012 La-Nina Impacts on Austin TX Climate January 2012 Normal temperatures for the month are usually around 40-60F. Examining what occurred during the month of January during an EL-Nino event the temps where average 40% of the month. While, 21% of the month...
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