Pacific forecasters agree El Nino has arrived

Environment May 23, 2015

Pacific forecasters agree El Nino has arrived

by Brian K. Sullivan

Three of the big meteorological agencies on the Pacific Rim now agree: El Nino has come. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology joined the U.S. Climate Prediction Center and Japan Meteorological Agency recently in declaring that sea-surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific are high enough — ...

Business / Economy May 13, 2014

El Nino-induced weather raises concern at BOJ

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