El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

ENSO Research at PSD


Some of Our Current Topics

  • 2016 El Niño Rapid Response Field Campaign

    An unprecedented field campaign to study El Niño while the event is ongoing.
  • 2015 El Niño Situational Awareness

    A collection of research about the 2015-2016 event that addresses potential risks and impacts.
  • Climate Division Risk Maps

    Does El Niño increase the chances of extreme temperatures or precipitation over the U.S.? PSD researchers have produced risk maps to investigate these questions.
  • MEI ENSO Monitorings

    Current and historic values of the Multivariate ENSO Index developed at PSD.
  • California Drought

    What can drought-stricken California expect from the El Niño winter forecast? PSD researchers contribute to the Drought Task Force report and FAQ.
  • Hydrology in a Warming Climate; Hydrology That Might Have Been

    Ongoing research into the effects of warming on snowpack and streamflow.
  • Wind River/Greater Yellowstone Area and El Niño

    PSD scientists collaborate with the North Central Climate Science Center to address ENSO risks of drought on the Wind River reservation.

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