The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 7 – May 2014 Update and What Should Happen Next

Watts Up With That?

This post provides an update on the progress of the evolution of the 2014/15 El Niño. Included are updates of the weekly sea surface temperature anomalies for the four most-often-used NINO regions. Also included are updates of the GODAS map-based animations of sea surface height anomalies, T300 anomalies (depth-averaged temperature anomalies to 300 meters), sea surface temperature anomalies, and the cross sections of temperature anomalies at depth along the equator. GODAS only includes the last 3 months in the animations at their website. These animations start in January 2014 for the full progress of the events.

We compared the evolution of the 2014/15 El Niño to the 1982/83 and 1997/98 El Niños in the third post in this series. The evolution of this El Niño is still being hyped by comparing it to the strong 1997/98 El Niño. See Kevin Trenberth’s YouTube video here. So I’ve updated those…

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