April 22, 2021

The tropical Pacific Ocean is warming up! What does that mean for the way we measure the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)?  Time to start looking at relative sea surface temperatures.

January 28, 2021

A rapidly warming stratosphere and swirling polar vortexes, oh my! What is going on so far this winter? Three stratosphere experts help us sort it out.  

October 23, 2020

Breadjerknes feedback.... wait, I'm sorry, I mean *Bjerknes* feedback, and how it helps El Niño and La Niña events to grow.

April 9, 2020

The ENSO team goes virtual in bringing you the latest outlook across the tropical Pacific Ocean.  

January 23, 2020

Kidding.  Here's why the polar vortex may also cause you to take off your sweater sometimes.

October 23, 2019

A blog post on the Blob.  Blob, Blob, Blob.  But here's why you shouldn't call it the Blob.  

July 25, 2019

Dr. Haiyan Teng explains why the moisture in the ground you walk across may have important consequences for the summertime climate.

temperature anomalies associated with PNA
April 23, 2019

Stand aside polar vortex!  The PNA may be the most important atmospheric circulation pattern you've never heard of.  

View of Guayaquil, Ecuador
November 20, 2018

What is the latest and greatest in ENSO science?  This blogger travels to Guayaquil, Ecuador to find out.  

May 24, 2018

Want to forecast both weather and climate?  First this means understanding the faster and slower moving features of our atmosphere, ocean, and land.