Differences between the 1998 and 2016 El Niño events during the month of April. This April, a large area of the northeastern tropical Pacific still contains a large area of warmer than normal heat content. The El Nino footprint is still strong. These 1997-1998 and 2015-2016 El Niño animations were made from data collected by the TOPEX/Poseidon (1997-1998) and the OSTM/Jason-2 (2015-2016) satellites.
Differences between the 1998 and 2016 El Niño events during the month of April. This April, a large area of the northeastern tropical Pacific still contains a large area of warmer than normal heat content. The El Nino footprint is still strong. These 1997-1998 and 2015-2016 El Niño animations were made from data collected by the TOPEX/Poseidon (1997-1998) and the OSTM/Jason-2 (2015-2016) satellites. Courtesy of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Differences between the 1998 and 2016 El Niño events during the month of April. This April, a large area of the northeastern tropical Pacific still contains a large area of warmer than normal heat content. The El Nino footprint is still strong. These 1997-1998 and 2015-2016 El Niño animations were made from data collected by the TOPEX/Poseidon (1997-1998) and the OSTM/Jason-2 (2015-2016) satellites. Courtesy of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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April 23, 2016 1:14 PM

El Niño came, so why didn’t it bring more rain?

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