This paper addresses the question of whether the increased occurrence of central Pacific (CP) versus Eastern
Pacific (EP) El Niños is consistent with greenhouse gas forced changes in the background state of the tropical Pacific as inferred from global climate change models.
The analysis uses high‐quality satellite and in situ ocean data combined with wind data from atmospheric reanalyses for the past 31 years (1980–2010).
|Publisher||Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme|
|Modified||21 July 2021|
|Release Date||21 July 2021|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||Tropical Pacific Ocean|
|Author||M. J. McPhaden,T. Lee, and D. McClurg|
|Contact Name||M. J. McPhaden, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA|
|Contact Email||[email protected]|