La Niña, El Niño and Normal Conditions seen
These are graphics of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) for major El Niño / La Niña events in the mid-1990's, shown for the entire Pacific Ocean (70N to 70S) . El Niño / La Niña are also seen in plots of the Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies (temperature deviations from the usual value for the month).
Data from the Reynolds SST Analysis obtained from the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Graphics are provided by the TAO project and created by Dai McClurg.