El Niño variability in simple ocean data assimilation (SODA), 1871–2008

  title={El Ni{\~n}o variability in simple ocean data assimilation (SODA), 1871–2008},
  author={Benjamin S. Giese and Sulagna Ray},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • B. GieseS. Ray
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
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