The Definition of El Niño Kevin

@inproceedings{Trenberth1997TheDO,
  title={The Definition of El Ni{\~n}o Kevin},
  author={E. Trenberth},
  year={1997}
}
  • E. Trenberth
  • Published 1997
A review is given of the meaning of the term “El Niño” and how it has changed in time, so there is no universal single definition. This needs to be recognized for scientific uses, and precision can only be achieved if the particular definition is identified in each use to reduce the possibility of misunderstanding. For quantitative purposes, possible definitions are explored that match the El Niños identified historically after 1950, and it is suggested that an El Niño can be said to occur if 5… CONTINUE READING
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