[Coral-List] NOAA Issues Unscheduled El Nino Advisory

Alan E. Strong Alan.E.Strong at noaa.gov
Fri Sep 15 13:38:02 EDT 2006

Sounds like our present phase of the PDO to me, Gene.....Mark??...since 
late 1990s...check out our new AGU monograph "Corals & Climate Change" 
due to be released at the Fall AGU.... :-)


Gene Shinn wrote:
> Mark, I am confused.  El Nino is supposed to cause ocean warming 
> while it winds stop hurricanes in their tracks yet a lead news item 
> in NATURE,  24 August, titled "Oceans cool off in hottest years" 
> says "the world's seas have cooled substantially during some of the 
> warmest years in recent history. The data to be published in 
> Geophysical Research Letters, based on measurements from a global 
> array of 2500 floating sensors (ARGO program), show the oceans have 
> cooled down to a depth of 750 meters over the past 2 years.  Its all 
> very confusing, I can only imagine how it confuses  the public that 
> pays the bills. Gene

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