Localized effects of El Niño/La Niña events

A climate network model based on near-surface air temperatures indicates that the climate in a specific equatorial region of the central Pacific Ocean has a stronger influence on the climate in concentrated regions of the globe during El Niño/La Niña events than during non-El Niño/La Niña years; the authors identify the regions that are likely at high risk for El Niño-driven climate anomalies.

Article #17-01214: “Network analysis reveals strongly localized impacts of El Niño,” by Jingfang Fan, Jun Meng, Yosef Ashkenazy, Shlomo Havlin, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber.