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Findings from IREA about El Niño Phenomenon. (Image: IREA/FIS)

Where is ‘El Niño'?

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Monday, November 30, 2015, 10:10 (GMT + 9)

In an interesting article published by the Institute of Aquatic Resources of Peru (IREA) under the title En Busca del Niño Perdido (In Search of the Lost Child), the organization notes that, as it has been saying for months "El Niño phenomenon will not take place in the Peruvian coast," although the international press and local media "continue repeating that 2014-2015 El Niño will extend through 2016 and have qualified it as 'Godzilla'."

The article explains that the reports of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other agencies studying El Niño phenomenon "are referring specifically to the persistent presence of higher thermal anomalies and for a specific period in the Central Pacific region".

It explains that when this phenomenon occurs in that region it does not affect the Peruvian fishing resources.

"There is no correlation between El Niño with which the international agencies fill headlines and El Niño that the Peruvians know as such. Therefore, when we read news reports about El Niño we must consider that they are not referring to our El Niño," states the report of the Observatorio El Niño of the IREA.

It also questions that the ENFEN, which is the Multisector Committee Responsible for the National Study of El Niño Phenomenon, has clung to a theory that "does not fit reality."

According to IREA, the images of the thermal structure of the ocean in the equatorial zone confirm what had already been warned: that "El Niño Phenomenon will not take place in the Peruvian sea, El Niño moved towards the northern hemisphere."

In this regard, the NGO emphasizes that the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Techonology (JAMSTEC) is the first international agency whose forecast confirms the report of the IREA about the inexistence of El Niño Phenomenon in the Peruvian sea in the summer of 2016.

To read the full article, click here.

Related articles:

- Strong or extraordinary El Niño likelihood drops to 50pc
- 55pc probability of 'strong or extraordinary' El Niño, estimates ENFEN




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