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NASA spots El Niño precursor from space: ‘If it’s a big one, the globe will see record warming

NASA has recognized early indicators of El Niño from house, after one in all its satellites noticed heat water within the Pacific Ocean shifting eastward towards the west coast of South America in March and April. 

Information from the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich (opens in new tab) satellite tv for pc, which displays sea ranges, confirmed Kelvin waves (opens in new tab) shifting throughout the Pacific. These lengthy ocean waves are simply 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) excessive however are a whole lot of miles broad. They’re thought of to be a precursor to El Niño once they kind on the equator and transfer the nice and cozy higher layer of water to the western Pacific.    

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