Issue 30, January 2005

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Fundamental ENSO Links

NOAA El Niño Home Page

NOAA has primary responsibilities for providing forecasts to the nation, and for observations and research.

El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Home Page

NOAA's Office of Global Programs aims to provide a one-stop source for ENSO information here.

ENSO Diagnostic Discussion

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center offers the latest updates on ENSO Diagnostics.

El Niño Theme Page

Designed to improve detection, understanding,and prediction of El Niño, the TAO array consists of approximately 70 moorings in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Plenty of information here.

El Niño/La Niña Central

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) provides El Niño/La Niña current outlook information, SST and temperature forecasts.

El Niño/La Niña Watch

This page presents images and news releases based on observations of the El Niño/La Niña phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean by the U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon and other NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration)/ JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) satellites and instruments.

La Niña Home Page

ESIG's compilation of information about La Niña events, with impacts, forecasts, data sources, and links.

El Niño Visualizations

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center provides images, movies, and other visualizations of the ENSO cycle.

Experimental Long-Lead Forecast Bulletin

This Bulletin, issued quarterly by the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), is intended as an opportunity to present experimental forecasts with a long lead time. The forecasts are mainly intended for the surface climate in the United States, such as a forecast of winter U.S. surface temperature 6 months or a year in advance.


A comprehensive site from the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction at Columbia University, with background and current information on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), El Niño and La Niña. The site also contains links to ENSO Quick Look.


The IRI Map Rooms offer many detailed analyses of current global and regional climate, as well as historical data. Many of the maps are linked directly to the IRI Data Library. Maps are categorized according to "Global," "Regional," and "ENSO."

El Niño Southern Oscillation Quick-Look Images

This site contains current observations and forecasts of global sea surface temperature anomalies and equatorial Pacific sea surface wind and temperature anomalies.

El Niño's Effects

A clickable interactive map with detailed information on El Niño's effect on a particular region or country.

Tracking El Niño

An interactive site by NOVA Online (produced for PBS) called "Tracking El Niño." Anatomy of El Niño, chasing El Niño and El Niño's reach are all part of this fun and informative site.

Wild Weather

The latest weather-related headlines from around the world. The goal of this site is to keep a steady stream of new material, with daily updates on severe weather news, and frequent new features.


The Long Paddock

El Niño information for Australian agriculture produced by the Climate Impacts and Natural Resources Systems, Resources Sciences Centre. It includes daily calculations and interpretations of the Southern Oscillation Index.

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Oceans

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Oceans provides climate data, El Niño and climate prediction and impact information.

European Coastal Association For Science And Technology

A Web site of subjects relating to the protection, development, and management of the coastal zone, providing a network for scientific and technical cooperation within and outside Europe.

Climate Change Research Center (CCRC)

The Climate Change Research Center (CCRC) is devoted to the retrieval and interpretation of global change records that document climate and the influence of human activities on our environment.


"The Drought and Humanitarian Crisis in Central and Southwest Asia: A Climate Perspective"

A new report entitled "The Drought and Humanitarian Crisis in Central and Southwest Asia: A Climate Perspective. Heidi Cullen, a scientist from the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group contributed to this report.


The quarterly bulletin Tiempo promotes communication between the nations of the North and South on climate change, and provides authoritative and timely information on relevant scientific, technical and policy matters.

Recent Progress in Climate-Related Research at NCAR

This site contains some highlights from NCAR's recent climate research, including new simulations, politics, flood damage and climate, the atmosphere's role and El Niño through the ages.

In Spanish

Centro Nacional de Acuicultura e Investigaciones Marinas

The National Center for Agriculture and Marine Investigations in Ecuador covers many aspects of El Niño impacts.

Centro de Predicción Numérica del Tiempo y Clima

This website for the Instituto Geofisica del Peru has satellite images, as well as climate and temperature forecasts.

In Portuguese


This Brazilian web site has a report from the Commission on El Niño.


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