SPherical map of tropical Pacific showing the Dec 2020 temperature anomaly
June 1, 2021

On June 3, 2021, our ENSO Bloggers did a Tweet Chat to talk all things El Niño and La Niña. Here's the transcript.

May 3, 2021

The May 2021 outlook favors warmth for the southern half of the country and a wet East-dry West split.

January 4, 2021

January 2021 is favored to be wetter and warmer than average for much of the country.

January 23, 2017

New research links warm ocean conditions in the North Pacific to the elevated levels of a natural toxin in shellfish along the U.S. West Coast.

Boiled Lobster Plate
October 6, 2016

For New Englanders, the saying “as American as apple pie” may as well be “as New England as lobster.” But warming sea surface temperatures from climate change are forcing populations of the American lobster to higher latitudes than ever before—and upending fishing communities on the New England coast.

 

January 29, 2015

Devastating floods across Malaysia and Thailand in late December and mid-January bear the hallmarks of an enhanced MJO climate pattern superimposed on the seasonal monsoon.

July 12, 2014

The globally averaged sea surface temperature in 2013 was among the 10 highest on record, with the North Pacific reaching an historic high temperature. ENSO-neutral conditions and a negative Pacific Decadal Oscillation pattern had the largest impacts on global sea surface temperature in 2013.

July 12, 2014

Upper ocean heat content has increased significantly over the past two decades. An estimated 70 percent of the excess heat has accumulated in the top 2,000 feet of the ocean, and the rest has flowed into deeper ocean layers.

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