Scripps Institution of Oceanography

So What is an El Niño, Anyway?

A non-technical description

What causes it?

So what makes it stop growing?

What effects does it have?

How long does it last?

How often do we get them?

How well can we predict El Niño?

This isn't much of an explanation.

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Last modified: 25 June 1997
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