El Niño-Southern Oscillation

A naturally occurring phenomenon that involves fluctuating ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. The pattern generally fluctuates between two states: warmer than normal central and eastern equatorial Pacific sea surface temperatures (El Niño) and cooler than normal central and eastern equatorial Pacific sea surface temperatures (La Niña).
Synonym: 
El Nino Southern Oscillation
El Niño Southern Oscillation
Citation: 
http://www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/climate/patterns/ENSO.html
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