This Webcast, presented by Dr. Marty Hoerling of NOAA/CIRES/Climate Diagnostic Center, discusses the impacts of El Niño and La Niña variability on both North American and tropical weather. The presentation shows that these two phenomena are not simple inverses of each other and that anticipating their varying intensities is key to making successful climate forecasts. Two other ocean impacts that affect North American climate almost as strongly as ENSO are also introduced.
La Niña, Hoerling, climate, variability, El Niño, Southern Oscillation, ENSO Cycle, Indian Ocean, warm pool
While still containing lots of useful information, this lesson is over a decade old and does not contain information from current observations or climate models regarding recent ENSO events and climate variability trends.
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