Scripps Institution of Oceanography

January 1998

In January of 1998, the El Niño is fully underway. Look, though, at how the unusually cold water at depth in the western Pacific has expanded towards the East. Our forecast model predicts that this anomaly will spread across to the coast of South America by the latter part of 1998, initiating the cold-water event known as "La Niña".

Last modified: 10 October 1997
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