El Nino southern oscillation

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Noun1.El Nino southern oscillation - a more intense El Nino that occurs every few years when the welling up of cold nutrient-rich water does not occur; kills plankton and fish and affects weather patterns
El Nino - (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time
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For example, the study cited research from the tropics between 1950 and 2004 that found the likelihood of new civil conflicts increased from 3 percent to 6 percent during years of the El Nino Southern Oscillation, during which much of the land area in the tropics became warmer and drier.
The El Nino southern oscillation (ENSO) consists of El Nino, La Nina and La Nada, and has to do with the movement of trade winds.
This phenomenon is part of the El Nino Southern Oscillation, which is largely responsible for driving year-to-year changes in expected mean rainfall, it is an intrinsic Earth system process.
Earlier, experts said that the long dry spell experienced during an El Nino Southern Oscillation episode places forested areas more at risk to fires.
El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) ydi'r enw llawn ar yr effaith welwn ni ac mae'n cyfeirio at y cylch o dymheredd cynnes ac oer gewch chi wrth fesur y tymheredd ar wyneb y mor.
However, many weather and climate patterns normally associated with El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) were observed in many parts of the world.
The bureau's El Nino southern oscillation tracker status was changed from "watch" to "alert" level.
In Southern California, climate events such as El Nino Southern Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation can greatly influence the growth of a species.
Just as the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) affects weather patterns across the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean Dipole influences weather and extreme events across the Indian Ocean.
29 ( ANI ): A new approach to analyzing paleo-climate reconstructions of the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon has revealed that ENSO activity during the 20th century has been unusually high compared to the past 600 years.