Does the Atlantic ocean or other bodies of water have El Nino/La Nina-like conditions?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on September 11, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Does the Atlantic ocean or other bodies of water have El Nino/La Nina-like conditions?

Yes! The Atlantic has what's called the 'NAO' or North Atlantic Oscillation. There's a positive phase which leads to warmer weather in the eastern U.S. and northern Europe (and cooler than average weather in southern Europe and the middle East. Conversely, there's a negative phase which causes the opposite trend in each of those areas.

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