Here’s a look at some research from the University of Hawaii, from Bob Berwyn writing for the Summit County Citizens Voice. Click through and read the whole thing. Here’s an excerpt:
An international team of climate scientists used tree-ring records from North America, particularly from the US Southwest, to give a continuous representation of the intensity of El Niño events over the past 1,100 years, developing a model that can be used to improve El Niño prediction in climate models. The study was spearheaded by Jinbao Li, of the International Pacific Research Center at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. It was published in the May 6 issue of Nature Climate Change.