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Descriptor English: El Nino-Southern Oscillation
Descriptor Spanish: El Niño Oscilación del Sur
Descriptor Portuguese: El Niño Oscilação Sul
Descriptor French: El Nino-oscillation australe
Entry term(s): El Nino
El Nino Southern Oscillation
El Nino-Southern Oscillations
La Nina
Nina, La
Nino, El
Nino-Southern Oscillations, El
Oscillation, El Nino-Southern
Oscillations, El Nino-Southern
Tree number(s): G16.500.275.071.387
SP8.473.654.587.492
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D059000
Scope note: El Nino-Southern Oscillation or ENSO is a cycle of extreme alternating warm El Niño and cold La Nina events which is the dominant year-to-year climate pattern on Earth. Both terms refer to large-scale changes in sea-surface temperature across the eastern tropical Pacific. ENSO is associated with a heightened risk of certain vector-borne diseases. (From http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/lanina_new_faq.html, accessed 5/12/2020)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
HI history
Previous Indexing: Climate (1995-2010)
Public MeSH Note: 2011
History Note: 2011
DeCS ID: 54352
Unique ID: D059000
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Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
El Nino-Southern Oscillation - Preferred
Concept UI M0546433
Scope note El Nino-Southern Oscillation or ENSO is a cycle of extreme alternating warm El Niño and cold La Nina events which is the dominant year-to-year climate pattern on Earth. Both terms refer to large-scale changes in sea-surface temperature across the eastern tropical Pacific. ENSO is associated with a heightened risk of certain vector-borne diseases. (From http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/lanina_new_faq.html, accessed 5/12/2020)
Preferred term El Nino-Southern Oscillation
Entry term(s) El Nino Southern Oscillation
El Nino-Southern Oscillations
Nino-Southern Oscillations, El
Oscillation, El Nino-Southern
Oscillations, El Nino-Southern
El Nino - Narrower
Concept UI M0545732
Scope note A climate pattern characterized by unusually warm Pacific Ocean water temperatures.
Preferred term El Nino
Entry term(s) Nino, El
La Nina - Narrower
Concept UI M0546434
Scope note A climate pattern characterized by unusually cool Pacific Ocean water temperatures.
Preferred term La Nina
Entry term(s) Nina, La



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