>Another Precursor of a Strengthening La Nina–Or Something Else?

>The CPC updated their subsurface equatorial animation page. It had contained a few blank graphics in the past few weeks.

Click on the above link in the event the following .gif doesn’t post well.
In the January 3, 2009 graphic, the cross-section below the East equatorial Pacific contains some pockets with anomalies as low as -6 deg C, and they appear to be rising to the surface.

Off to the west, there’s a warm pocket working its eastward from the Pacific Warm Pool. It will be interesting to watch what happens…in extremely slow motion. I’ll have to check back in a month or so.

About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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