La Niña

(redirected from El Nino-Southern Oscillation)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

La Niña:

see El Niño–Southern OscillationEl Niño–Southern Oscillation
(ENSO) , large-scale climatic fluctuation of the tropical Pacific Ocean and the overlying atmosphere. The El Niño [Span.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
References in periodicals archive ?
Scott Power from the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne, Australia said that the El Nino-Southern Oscillation cycle more or less reboots around April-May-June each calendar year, New Scientist reported.
Evolution and historical perspective of the 1997-1998 El Nino-Southern Oscillation event.
Effects of El Nino-Southern Oscillation on the climate, water balance, and streamflow of the Mississippi River basin.
Inter-annual to inter-decadal changes in winter accumulation in western North America are influenced by large-scale, ocean-atmospheric processes, including the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) (Shabbar and Khandekar, 1996; Shabbar et al.
Through a search of 103 years of climate data, they found significant climate effects due to the El Nino and La Nina phases of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomena, with the strongest effects occurring during the winter in the northern United States.
Australia is uniquely vulnerable to climate change, given the proportion of its relatively small land mass to the ocean that surrounds it; sea surface variations such as those seen with the El Nino-Southern Oscillation have a more profound effect here.
An assessment for the period 1950 to 2000 showed that sea-level rise around Australia was less than the global average, a result of the trend to more frequent, persistent and intense El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events since the mid-1970s.
Outbreak of hantavirus infection in the Four Corners region of the United States in the wake of the 1997-1998 El Nino-Southern Oscillation.
The El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), as the ocean-atmosphere pattern is called, constantly cycles from warm to normal to a cold La Nina and back, although the variation is highly erratic.
15 ( ANI ): Global warming could increase intensity of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), according to a new study.
At the heart of these changing patterns is a phenomenon called the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a complicated interplay between ocean and atmosphere in the Pacific Ocean.
Warmings and coolings in the Pacific represent opposite phases of one basic pattern called the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) - a complex duet between ocean currents and wind streams in the tropical Pacific.