A scientific introduction to the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon, with special focus on implications for climate prediction and disaster preparedness. This 8-page brochure traces El Niño from its first observation and presents a detailed account of the noteworthy 1997-98 event. Issued in connection with World Water Day 2004.
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Climate; Climate change; Environment and landscape; Tropical cyclone; Flood; El Niño-Southern Oscillation