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Global temperature anomalies during the ten strongest El Niños

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  • Patrick Neuman
    The warmer conditions have been linked to higher concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases .
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 25, 2003
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      "The warmer conditions have been linked to higher concentrations of
      atmospheric greenhouse gases".

      http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/1998/enso/10elnino.html

      "Global temperature anomalies during the ten strongest El Niños of the
      Twentieth Century are shown above. The width of the bar represents the
      character of the event. El Niño events have a duration varying between
      half a year to a year and a half. Over recent years, El Niño events
      have become more frequent as the global temperature anomalies
      associated with each El Niño continue to increase. This means that the
      extreme regional weather and climate anomalies associated with El Niño
      are being exacerbated by increasingly higher temperatures. The warmer
      conditions have been linked to higher concentrations of atmospheric
      greenhouse gases."

      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      The Top 10 El Niño Events of the 20th Century
      Climate Perspectives Branch, Global Climate Lab
      National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC
      June 4, 1998

      El Niño events were based on work described in: Livezey et al., 1997:
      Teleconnective response of the Pacific-North American region
      atmosphere to large central equatorial Pacific SST anomalies, J.
      Climate, 10, 1787-1819.

      http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/1998/enso/10elnino.html
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