How Many ENSO Flavors Can We Distinguish

  title={How Many ENSO Flavors Can We Distinguish},
  author={Nathaniel C. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
  • N. Johnson
  • Published 3 July 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Climate
AbstractIt is now widely recognized that El Nino–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) occurs in more than one form, with the canonical eastern Pacific (EP) and more recently recognized central Pacific (CP) ENSO types receiving the most focus. Given that these various ENSO “flavors” may contribute to climate variability and long-term trends in unique ways, and that ENSO variability is not limited to these two types, this study presents a framework that treats ENSO as a continuum but determines a finite… 

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