oa CSIR Science Scope - Getting the next season right : El Niño or La Niña? : a changing planet - the atmosphere

Volume 6, Issue 1
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It was probably during the summer of 1982/83 when the country experienced one of the worst droughts in decades that South Africans first learnt of the phenomenon called El Niño. In climate science terms, this El Niño event has been described as a "significant" and "unprecedented" warm episode.

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