Impact of different El Niño types on the El Niño / IOD relationship

Previous studies reported that positive phases of the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) tend to accompany El Niño during boreal autumn. Here we show that the El Niño/IOD relationship can be better understood when considering two different El Niño flavors. Eastern Pacific El Niño events exhibit a strong correlation with the IOD dependent on their magnitude. In… CONTINUE READING