El-Niņo in Motion
As a final note, I have created several pages for you to better visualize the progress of the 1997-98 El-Niņo.
First you will find a full year of Climatology maps. Note how upwelling of cold, nutrient rich water is quite evident in the eastern Pacific ocean, indicated by the bright blue off the coast of South America.
Second is a full year of Monthly Mean SST maps for 1997. Notice how upwelling becomes almost nonexistent as El-Niņo gains intensity by the end of the year.