Indian Ocean key to predict extreme weather in Australia

Changes in the surface temperature of the Indian Ocean is helping scientists predict extreme weather in Australia up to six months in advance.

El Nino effect far greater today than in past 600 years

A new approach to analyzing paleo-climate reconstructions of the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon has revealed that ENSO activity during the 20th century has been unusually high compared to the past 600 years.

How global warming can impact El Nino`s strength

Global warming could impact the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), and change the cycles of El Nino and La Nina events, which could bring extreme drought and flooding to Australia and many other Pacific-rim countries, a new study has suggested.