Nov 16, 2015

One Graph Shows El Niño’s New Record

Kiritimati
Kiribati
by
Brian Kahn
,
Climate Central
El Niño 2015 - 2016. Image: Climate Central
El Niño 2015 - 2016. Image: Climate Central

This year’s El Niño officially climbed to the top of the record books (at least by one measure). Weekly data published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that the region of the Pacific generally used to gauge El Niño’s strength has officially surpassed the 1997-98 super El Niño in terms of warmth