Can you give me some more information about El Niño?

Background information on El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) can be found on the ENSO Resources page on the IRI website. The ENSO Resources page provides information on the current forecast status of ENSO conditions and background information on the ENSO phenomenon and some of its associated impacts. There are several other very good websites that have helpful information about El Niño as well. Some of these sites are listed below.
    The ENSO products section of the IRI homepage provides links to the IRI ENSO forecast products and answers to many questions regarding the forecasts.
    The IRI ENSO Maproom includes maps and analyses useful for monitoring ENSO and its wide-ranging impacts on the climate.
    The El Niño Theme Page at the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL). This page includes a nice "frequently asked questions" (FAQ) section.
    The ENSO page of the U.S. Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC).
    The climate education page at the Austrailian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). The "Climate Variability and El Niño" link contains very good information.
    The El Niño/La Niña page at the U.S. Climate Prediction Center (CPC).
    The El Niño education page of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This page offers excellent educational material for K-12 teachers and their students.
  8. There are dozens of books written about this subject, but, although its latest edition is several years old, "Currents of Change: Impacts of El Niño and La Niña on Climate and Society" by Michael Glantz is particularly well written and helps to put the eveolving understanding of El Niño into prespective.

-- Michael Bell