El Niño and La Niña are disruptions of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather around the globe. La Niña is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, compared to El Niño, which is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific. ENSO is the generic term for these phenomena.
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[ Teens/Mature Teens ] How el niño and la niña affect global weather patterns.
Children of the Tropics: El Niño and La Niña
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Introduction to the topic, plus how scientists forecast it.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Observations, forecasts, scientific analyses and historical perspectives from research institutions.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Includes definition of el niño, with pictures of how the ocean is different when an el niño event occurs.
NOAA Says La Niña Here as Predicted
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains what la niña conditions mean for people living in the United States, and other area of the World.
Tracking of El Niño
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Contains information on the anatomy of the phenomenon, how it's predicted and how it affects the whole globe.
What is La Niña?
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Get the lowdown with illustrated realtime graphics and animations.
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