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21 July 2021 | dataset

El Niño and its Relationship to Changing background Conditions in the Tropical Pacific Ocean

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).

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Publisher Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Modified 21 July 2021
Release Date 21 July 2021
Identifier 92f9bf4a-a390-4808-b277-70de8e63d79e
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Tropical Pacific Ocean
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author M. J. McPhaden,T. Lee, and D. McClurg
Contact Name M. J. McPhaden, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA
Contact Email [email protected]