Two types of La Niña and only one brings rain


While Australia often gets less rain during El Niño conditions, the effect of La Niña conditions is less clear cut. New research has found why. The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the strongest ocean-atmospheric coupled mode over the tropical Pacific Ocean, causing an inter-annual oscillation in the climate system […]

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Vegetation plays a key role in the changing global energy and water cycles


Evapotranspiration from the global land surface has increased significantly due to increases in transpiration and interception that are only partially counteracted by decreasing soil evaporation, a new study reports. Terrestrial evaporation (ET) is a key component of the energy and water cycles over global […]

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