Friday, May 16, 2008

El Niño

El Niño Transported Magellan

Credit: iStockphoto

Ferdinand Magellan's historic circumnavigation of the globe 1519 was likely influenced by unusually benign weather conditions, likely associated with an El Niño event. This is also thought to be the earliest historical record of an El Niño event

NOAA animation of two El Niño events; 1982 and 1995. Chose your preferred format.

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