News tagged with eastern pacific ocean

Breakthrough in El Nino forecasting

Irregular warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, dubbed El Niño by Peruvian fishermen, can generate devastating impacts. Being the most important phenomenon of contemporary natural climate variability, it may trigger floods ...

dateJul 01, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA measures southwestern U.S. record rainfall

Moisture pumping into southern California and the Desert Southwest from the remnants of hurricane Delores has caused record July rainfall. Data from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core observatory was ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Highly explosive volcanism at Galapagos

Eight to 16 million years ago, highly explosive volcanism occurred in the area of today's Galapagos Islands. This is shown for the first time by analyses of core samples obtained by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program in ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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