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Refining El Niño projections

Climate models disagree on how the year-to-year variability of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation will change in a warmer world. Using a high-resolution climate model with an improved tropical Pacific mean state, research now suggests that El Niño activity tends to get weaker under GHG-induced warming.

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Fig. 1: Small-scale processes in the ocean and atmosphere.

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Hu, S. Refining El Niño projections. Nat. Clim. Chang. 11, 724–725 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01126-2

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