Mar 26, 2018

EEE 2016: The Extreme 2015/16 El Niño, in the Context of Historical Climate Variability and Change

by
Matthew Newman, Andrew T. Wittenberg, Linyin Cheng, Gilbert P. Compo, and Catherine A. Smith
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Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Main finding:

Record warm central equatorial Pacific Ocean temperatures during the 2015/16 El Niño appear to partly reflect an anthropogenically forced trend. Whether they reflect changes in El Niño variability remains uncertain.


Larger report:

EEE 2016 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2016 from a Climate Perspective