El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

Science Background

  • What happens during an "El Niño/La Niña" cycle? Example: A 3-D animation of the tropical Pacific ocean during a simulated ENSO cycle.
  • Annual Cycle: what is normal for the atmosphere and ocean?

Current Conditions

Climate Associations

  • Climate: What have been historical climate relationships to ENSO? Compare the climate of El Niño and La Niña.
  • Differences between recent El Niño and La Niña events.

Historical ENSO

Current PSD Research Topics


Other Information