Walker Circulation and the Monsoon Season. The impact of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Ben Pearson Physical Oceanography, Fall 2012. Walker Circulation.
The impact of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
Ben PearsonPhysical Oceanography, Fall 2012
Figure courtesy of United Nations Environmental Program, GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics Library;http://www.unep.org/
El Niño occurs with the combination of relaxed trade winds over equatorial Pacific with an eastward movement of waves, specifically as Kelvin waves.
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Image Courtesy of the Australian Government, Bureau of Meteorology