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El Nino Current

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About El Nino

About El Nino is a collection of journal articles and books that have been written about El Nino/Southern Oscillation and compiled by the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), El Nino is "a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather around the globe." It is caused by...
El Nino Theme Page: Accessing Distributed Information Related to El Nino

The El Nino Theme Page is a comprehensive site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) covering the basics of El Nino, current updates, and related data. A link to Spanish language sites is also provided. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), El Nino is "a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important...
Influence of mean climate change on climate variability from a 155-year tropical Pacific coral record

The NOAA Paleoclimatology Program posts data sets from recently published research articles. This data set is from an article by F.E. Urban et al., published in the October 26, 2000 issue of Nature [v.407, pp. 989-993]. Included here are the abstract, four figures (color), and links to the "del 18O data" and data description.
NOAA: Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project (TAO)

NOAA's Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project (TAO) supplies "real-time data from moored ocean buoys for improved detection, understanding, and prediction of El Nino and La Nina." The website provides materials on the Project's field operations and research, collaborations, and moored buoy panels. Users can display times series, time section, latitude/longitude map, and depth-selection data....
The ENSO Cycle

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Centers for Environmental Predication (NCEP) have made available this excellent learning resource, the ENSO Cycle Website. Graphs, images, photographs, and brief summaries explicate topics such as the Mean state of the Ocean and Atmosphere across the Tropical Pacific, the ENSO Cycle, El Nino, La Nina, and the Evolution of...
The Return of El Nino

Recent observations have suggested the return of the phenomenon El Nino, which potentially can cause severe abnormalities in weather patterns around the world, as it did in 1997-1998. An article from describes El Nino, the 3,000 mile long and growing streak of warm water in the Pacific Ocean that satellites have detected, and also mentions the advisory that the National Oceanic and...
Tracking El Nino

The latest installment of PBS' NOVA Online discusses El Nino, the second strongest influence on global weather. Four main areas allow users to discover what makes El Nino so interesting. Written by Mark Hoover, Dispatches follows the day-to-day effect of El Nino. Satellite images enhance the textual descriptions. Visitors can learn about the science of El Nino in Anatomy of El Nino. El Nino Now...
World's Penguin Populations in Peril

This week's In The News addresses a recent report released on December 4, 1998, by the international Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)-World Conservation Union. The report, prepared by IUCN researchers and penguin biologists from the New England Aquarium, states that penguin populations are facing alarming declines worldwide and that nine species should be listed as...