NEWS
ENSO's Effects on the Prairies
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:06 AM CST

ENSO or El Nino/La Nina-Southern Oscillation is a band of anomalously warm or cool water that develops off the western coast of South America and causes climatic changes across the Pacific Ocean. These include changes to surface pressures with the warm phase or El Nino producing high surface pressure through the western Pacific. The cold phase or La Nina brings accompanying low pressure to the western Pacific.

While there continues to be a great amount of study on these oscillations and how they work, scientists do know that the effects extend well beyond the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean. ...

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