July 1, 2019

Is it possible for us to predict the strength of El Niño or La Nina in the same way we currently predict whether we are in El Niño or La Nina?  Recent research from NOAA's ENSO forecasting team looks directly at this question. 

September 27, 2018

New research suggests the climate change could affect how ENSO impacts temperature and wildfires. Read on to learn what that means.

July 27, 2018

Wondering how strong any potential El Niño might be this winter? Maybe you should look to the South Pacific for clues. 

March 22, 2018

In this week's ENSO blog, Tom DiLiberto gets all judgy over the 2017-2018 Winter Outlook—using science of course.

January 26, 2018

La Niña usually means a drier than average water year for California. So what happened in 2016-2017 when a weak La Niña coincided with a remarkably wet water year?

January 11, 2018

La Nina conditions appear to have peaked in strength and will likely last through the upcoming winter.

SST anomalies in June 2017 (rotator)
July 13, 2017

Our newest ENSO blogger provides the latest scoop on what is going on with ENSO.  

This video is narrated by climate scientist Richard Alley. It examines studies US Air Force conducted over 50 years ago on the warming effects of CO2 in the atmosphere and how that could impact missile warfare. The video then focuses on the Franz Josef glacier in New Zealand; the glacier is used to demonstrate a glacier's formation, depth of snow fall in the past, and understand atmospheric gases and composition during the last Ice Age. Supplemental resources are available through the website.

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