The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


El Nino
Definition: The inter-annual oceanic warming of the eastern tropical Pacific. It is one phase of the Southern Oscillation, the other is La Nina

El Nino explained in 4 minutes



Notes:
1. The phrase El Nino means “The male child” (i.e. the Christ Child) in Spanish. It was so called because the warm current appears around Christmas.


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