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  • Initialism of El Niño/La Niña-Southern Oscillation.


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  • The La Niña ended around May of 2007 and we have been in so-called ENSO-neutral conditions since.

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  • El Nino is due to the ENSO, which is due to the periodically piling up warm pool off of SE Asia.

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  • The researchers looked at the rhythms of a phenomenon dubbed ENSO short for the

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  • The latest El Nino outlook, published on Monday, projects a continued transition to what is called ENSO neutral conditions by June and probable transition to La Nina conditions by the later half of this year.

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  • Many predictions suggest that the El Niño will fade by this summer, leading to either a La Niña pattern (with weak upper-level winds aloft over the Atlantic) or to what is called a ENSO neutral condition (the absence of an El Niño nor a La Niña pattern).

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  • The La Niña ended around May of 2007 and we have been in so-called ENSO-neutral conditions since.

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  • The same would “ring” true for other oscillations such as ENSO, AMO, etc … etc … etc BTW – I am indeed tending toward Rama IV like hairlessness at my highest elevations!

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  • We all know that only certified climatologists like yourself are qualified to speculate on periodic variability attributable to highly imaginative teleconnective periodic forcing processes, such as ENSO, NAO, etc.

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  • Models produce internal variability (such as ENSO).


  • As well, there can be confounding factors -- sunspots on 11 year cycles or El Nino (referred to in the East Anglia emails as "ENSO" El Nino Southern Oscillations) that heat things up, volcanoes (like Mount Pinatubo or sulphate and particulates from burning coal that ironically) can act to mask the warming trend.

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