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El Nino
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P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
A warming of the ocean current along the coasts of Peru and Ecuador that is generally associated with dramatic changes in the weather patterns of the region; a major El Niño event generally occurs every 3 to 7 years and is associated with changes in the weather patterns worldwide.
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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El Niño
El Nino Southern Oscillation
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Related Term
La Nina
Madden-Julian Oscillation
Pacific Ocean
water currents
water temperature
El Niño Oscilación del Sur
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