UCARConnect Feature: December 2014

The "Almost" El Niño of 2014

El Niño-Southern Oscillation dial, Source: courtesy of COMET

Even before we know when or how a particular El Niño or La Niña is going to evolve, we can say something about the regional and global effects it is likely to have due to teleconnections: physical relationships that result from the dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean that impact global weather patterns.

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Clara Deser

Clara Deser: Observing the Natural World

As a child, Clara enjoyed maps, math, and making observations about the natural world around her, so pursuing a career in science naturally followed.

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The "Almost" El Niño of 2014

2014 has been a fickle year for conditions that help scientists forecast El Niño events. But why do equatorial Pacific waters matter and what can they foretell?

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