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El Niño


El Niño /ɛl ˈniːnjoʊ is the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation ( commonly called ENSO) and is associated with a band of warm ocean water that  ...

El Niño & La Niña (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) | NOAA Climate.gov


NOAA and El Nino: NOAA's role in studying, predicting and mitigating the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon.

What are El Niño and La Niña?


El Niño and La Niña are opposite phases of what is known as the El Niño- Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle. The ENSO cycle is a scientific term that describes ...

Climate Glossary - El Niño - Bureau of Meteorology


El Niño is the negative phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. ... El Niño refers to the extensive warming of the central and eastern tropical Pacific that leads ...

What Is El Niño? - Live Science


Aug 20, 2015 ... El Niño is a climate cycle in the Pacific Ocean with a global impact on weather patterns. The cycle begins when warm water in the western ...

Global Patterns - El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) | State ...


The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a naturally occurring phenomenon that involves fluctuating ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. The warmer  ...

International Research Institute for Climate and Society | ENSO ...


The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon contributes significantly to seasonal climate fluctuations in many regions of the globe, often with social ...

World of Change: El Niño, La Niña, and Rainfall : Feature Articles


For many people, El Niño and La Niña mean floods or drought, but the events are actually a warming or cooling of the eastern Pacific Ocean that impacts rainfall.

El Niño southern oscillation | Environment | The Guardian


Aug 31, 2016 ... Southern Africa appeals for billions to cope with El Niño devastation ... El Niño is over – but it leaves nearly 100 million people short of food.

El Niño Could Rank Among Strongest on Record | Climate Central


Aug 13, 2015 ... This year's El Niño is poised to join the ranks of the strongest such events on record, U.S. forecasters said Thursday, with potentially significant ...

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niño - Wiktionary


The noun niño is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of ...

What is El Niño? | El Nino Theme Page - A comprehensive Resource


The El Niño story. El Niño is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, as opposed to La Niña, which is characterized by ...

What is El Niño? - Met Office


Jul 4, 2016 ... El Niño describes the biggest fluctuation in the Earth's climate system and can have consequences across the globe. The fluctuation sees ...