El Nino

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(oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time

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Variation in yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) catches related to El Nino-Southern Oscillation events at the entrance to the Gulf of California.
1996, The impact of El Nino-Southern Oscillation on the temperature field over Canada: Atmosphere-Ocean, v.
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.
The reef shutdown, which began 4,000 years ago, corresponds to a period of dramatic swings in the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
This cycle is reminiscent of one occurring on the opposite pole, known as the Antarctic Circumpolar Wave, which has been related to the El Nino-Southern Oscillation atmospheric pattern.
The cycle known as the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, is a periodic warming and cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean.
Dayton thinks the current shifts may be connected to the El Nino-Southern Oscillation weather phenomenon, which may affect polar winds.
The researchers suggested that global warming effects on the western Indian Ocean have driven the observed shift in IOD variability and note that the IOD has replaced the El Nino-Southern Oscillation as the major driver of climate patterns over the Indian Ocean region.
Mass says the most important aspect of the study is that he and Portman separated out temperature changes caused by the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the unpredictable ocean phenomenon that wreaks havoc on weather patterns every few years.
Then, a subsequent 1999 Science paper described link between the disease and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
Because of entirely natural processes, such as the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, Earth's average surface temperature can swing up and down from year to year by several tenths of a degree.
In recent years, several researchers have proposed that the climate phenomenon called the El Nino-southern Oscillation (ENSO) might influence the Earth's angular momentum and thus its rate of rotation.
Researchers can speak more firmly about the effect of the climate phenomenon known as the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
In recent years, scientists have sought to decipher the mechanisms behind the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events--12- to 18-month-long periods of climatic havoc in the Pacific that bring drought to Australia and floods to Ecuador and other countries along the eastern Pacific.