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Sunday, December 6, 2009

El Nino Effects on Global Temperatures

El Nino events bring warm ocean water to the surface off the west coast of South America, and this has been linked to periodic increases in sea-surface and lower-tropopause temperatures. Here are recent ENSO (El Nino) events graphed along with satellite tropopause temperature data:

The following trend emerges if you remove the ENSO effects from the UAH satellite data:

Other researchers play around with statistics to show that ENSO is responsible for all the recent warming. In this recent graph, you can see the effects of mid-latitude El Ninos and cold La Ninas about every 7 years: