Its been a super year to study weather and it just keeps getting better. The 2015-16 Super El Niño continues to thrill eager weather researchers and climate scientists.
We’ve seen venomous sea snakes on California beaches, huge toxic algal blooms off the coast of WA and OR, and a tropical cyclone that may be the first in recorded history to pass the equator heading north in the western Pacific Ocean.
A major field campaign is underway to better understand how this unprecedented warming of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific impacts the lower atmosphere and eventually jet stream winds that pass over the continental United States.
Stay tuned as unmanned aircraft, buoy repairmen, and temporary residents on Christmas Island jump into action to capture wonderful tidbits of information about our remarkably complex weather. These data bring us a fuller understanding of the mechanisms at work in Creation. We are blessed with an ordered cosmos and orderly minds – the Lord gave us both so we could continue to fulfill the dominion mandate and remind us of the covenant He made with Noah and all of Creation. Exciting times!
The El Niño Southern Oscillation is a predictable seasonal weather pattern that greatly impacts the temperature and precipitation throughout North America and other parts of the world.