Contrasting the flavors of El Niño ‐ Southern Oscillation using sea surface salinity observations

  title={Contrasting the flavors of El Ni{\~n}o ‐ Southern Oscillation using sea surface salinity observations},
  author={Awnesh Singh and Sophie Cravatte},
[1] The recent detection of a central Pacific type of El Niño has added a new dimension to the El Niño‐Southern Oscillation climatic puzzle. Sea surface salinity (SSS) observations collected during 1977–2008 in the tropical Pacific are used to contrast the three eastern Pacific (EP) (1982–1983, 1991–1992, 1997–1998) and seven central Pacific (CP) (1977–1978, 1986–1988, 1990–1991, 1992–1995, 2002–2003, 2004–2005, 2006–2007) types of El Niño events, as well as the six EP (1985–1986, 1988–1989… CONTINUE READING
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