El Nino and How to Get Rid of It

Cécile Penland

CDC Visiting Scientist at EMC


“One-size-fits-all” approaches to filtering are only occasionally successful.  When trying to isolate a dynamical signal, it is desirable to adapt the filtering procedure to the dynamical processes generating it.  In this talk, I will give an overview of the evidence that El Niño is a largely transient, stochastically forced phenomenon, how identification of some dynamical properties allow isolation of that signal, and what we get when we do it.