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Cutbacks in Japan Mean Fewer El Nino-Watching Buoys in Pacific
The lens the world uses to watch for El Ninos has become a bit fuzzier after Japan cut by about half the number of buoys in the western Pacific that monitor changes in the ocean. It will take another four to five offline next year.
BBC Discovery - El Nino
Floods in South America, fires in Indonesia, famine threatened in Ethiopia, yet more drought in Southern Africa and central America. Plus, a stunning peak in global temperatures for 2015. The current El Nino, just past its peak, has a lot to answer for. Roland Pease talks to the experts.
Major El Niño Study Now Underway
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA have teamed up on a major study of El Niño. A potentially record El Niño is underway in the Pacific and has already altered weather around the world.
Hunting the Godzilla El Niño
As a massive El Niño warming builds in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, researchers hope to make the most of their chance to study this havoc-wreaking phenomenon.
El Niño Predictions: What Went Wrong in 2014?
Weather and climate researchers predicted a strong El Niño in 2014. It failed to manifest. This year, El Niño is back and stronger than ever. What happened?