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el Nino

a warm-water current which periodically flows south along the coast of Ecuador and which affects the climate throughout the Pacific; it is associated with the Southern Oscillation of the atmosphere. At approximately seven-year intervals the equatorial counter-current strengthens and warm surface waters cover the cold waters off Peru. This affects the plankton and fisheries adversely, causing poor breeding seasons for the seabirds.
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Experts said El Nino and the La Nina phenomenon are thecorresponding warm and cool phases of a recurring natural climate pattern called El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) across the tropical Pacific.
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Outbreak of hantavirus infection in the Four Corners region of the United States in the wake of the 1997-98 El Nino-Southern oscillation. J Infect Dis 2000;181:1569-73.
Predicting high-risk years for malaria in Colombia using parameters of El Nino-Southern Oscillation. Trop Mad Iht Health 2:1122-1127 (1997).
Determining how accurately a particular numerical model could simulate a climate phenomenon called the El Nino-Southern Oscillation earned a tenth-place win for Rageshree Ramachandran of Rio Americano H.S.
Here, we present some exploratory analyses using observational data and seasonal hindcasts, with the aim of highlighting the potential of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) as a driver of climate variability during boreal late fall and early winter (November and December) in the North Atlantic-European sector, and motivating further research on this relatively unexplored topic.
Ho, "Centroid motion of the Western Pacific warm pool during three recent El Nino-Southern Oscillation events," Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol.
15 ( ANI ): Global warming could increase intensity of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), according to a new study.