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Recent changes to the El Niño Theme Pages

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  • Updates and link fixes are made continuously.

  • Historical Changes and updates:

July 2002 Added links to streaming videos of El Nino buoy operations.

March 2002 Site updated. Added "Today's Information".

May 2001 Site updated and moved to new URL

May 10, 2000
  • Updated the Forecasts, Realtime data and Impacts pages.
  • June 1, 1999
  • Updated the Realtime Data page.
  • Updated the El Niño/La Niña Forecasts page.
  • May 24, 1999
  • Updated the 1997-99 El Niño/La Niña Information page.
  • February 12, 1999
  • Updated the Frequently Asked Questions to include the relationship between El Niño, La Niña, greenhouse warming, and climate prediction".
  • December 22, 1998
  • All second level pages of the El Niño Theme Page updated.
  • November 2, 1998
  • New "El Niño Theme Page" homepage goes public.
  • October 1998
  • All pages belonging to the El Niño theme pages are revised, and links verified.
  • September 17, 1998
  • Links to realtime data and products added to Sea Level Data page.
  • August, 1998

  • Major upgrades to What is La Niña? and What is El Niño? pages.

    June 9, 1998 -

  • Added Was that storm caused by El Niño? to 1997-1998 El Niño information.
  • Added Impacts of El Niño on U.S. Tornados to Impacts of El Niño and Frequently Asked Questions.

    May 29, 1998 -

  • Added El Niño en el Ecuador from the Instituto Oceanografico de la Armada (INOCAR) to Spanish language sites about El Niño.

    May 1, 1998 -

  • Added new educational links to Fequently Asked Questions section.
  • Updated 1997-1998 El Niño Page.

    April 14, 1998 - Added links to photos of El Niño related damage in California. (Scroll down to California impacts.)

    March 18, 1998 - Updated pages:

  • Sea Level data,
  • Ship of Opportunity (XBT) data,
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    February 18, 1998

  • Added Potential Use & Misuse of El Niño Information to 1997-1998 Information
  • Added Glossary of El Niño terminology to 1997-1998 Information and Frequently Asked Questions

    February 3, 1998

  • Added What is La Niña?
  • Added Galapagos information to Impacts section

    December 31, 1997

  • Added 1997-98 El Niño Sea Level for the US West Coast, Alaska, Hawaii to Realtime data page
  • Added Effect of El Niño on W. Canada coastal water to Impacts page

    December 29, 1997

  • Added French and Norwegian language sites to FAQ section.
  • Added Impacts on marine mammals in the California Channel Islands to Impacts section.
  • Added Canada impacts (in French and English) to Impacts section.
  • Added NASA El Niño watch from space to FAQ and Satellite data sections.

    December 16, 1997

  • New! Continental-Scale Climate Forecast Maps for many countries
    from the International Research Institute
    Added to Forecasts and Impacts web pages.

    December 7, 1997

  • On-line El Niño (Library) Resources - books, dissertations, etc. to Impacts.
  • Current El Niño Current Events from Yahoo to Frequently Asked Questions.

    December 3, 1997

  • Added El Niño and Travel to 1997-98 El Niño Information.
  • Added Effects the US by region to US and North America impacts.

    November 24, 1997

    Updated Impacts section to include Impacts on the Pacific Northwest from Oregon State University.

    November 20, 1997

    Updated Impacts section to include

    November 19, 1997

    November 11, 1997

    Featured in the November issue of the "Top 10 Educational Sites on the World-Wide Web" by Learning in Motion's educational site.

    October 29, 1997

    • Added More Frequently Asked Questions section with interesting information about El Niño and volcanoes, sea floor venting, school projects and more.
    • "If you have questions" section includes educational links for school reports, lesson plans, educational links, and school projects.
    October 14, 1997

    October 9, 1997

    Impacts of El Niño page additions, including:

    October 8, 1997
    Updates to Impacts and benefits of El Niño prediction, near realtime TOPEX satellite data, and 1997 El Niño information.

    September 29, 1997
    Updates to Impacts, Frequently Asked Questions, Spanish and Portuguese language sites.

    September 9, 1997

    September 1, 1997

    August 29, 1997

    • Fenomeno del Niño: Spanish language site about El Niño.

    August 26, 1997

    August 25, 1997

    August 12, 1997

    August 11, 1997

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    August 6, 1997

    August 5, 1997

    August 4, 1997

    August 1, 1997

    July 30, 1997

    July 24, 1997

    July 24, 1997

    July 22, 1997

    This site was awarded a Times Pick by the Los Angeles Times on 6/24/97.

    July 21, 1997

    July 10, 1997

    July 1, 1997

    June 18, 1997

    June 17, 1997
    Added bibliographies to the Frequently Asked Questions section. Minor adjustments to format. Added an Awards section.

    Removed Java El Niño Theme Page Site Index Navigator. If you want to see this restored, please send email to

    May 27, 1997
    Linked to Sea Surface temperature forecasts from the neural network model
    from the Climate Prediction Group at the University of British Columbia .

    [ENN] Chosen as a Four Globe Award site of the week by Environmental News Network

    May 23, 1997
    Added links to Our Changing Planet: the FY 1998 Global Change Research Program - a report to Congress, and the booklet on the effects of El Niño on North American Climate.

    April 1, 1997
    Added links to the US Global Change Research Program seminars on climate topics.

    February 21, 1997
    Added information about ENSO events and the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans to the Frequently Asked Questions section.

    February 20, 1997
    [Editor's Choice Logo]Chosen as a Editor's Choice by, the "SuperSite for Kids".

    February 14, 1997
    [INFOVAL] Chosen as a Site of the Week by Infoval, maintained by students of Vienna's Universities and the Austria Information Switchboard.

    February 11, 1997
    [LUCKMAN] Chosen as a Four Star Award Winner by Luckman's World Wide Web Yellow Pages

    January 21, 1997
    Received the Netguide Gold Award

    January 9, 1997

    • Effects of ENSO on California and US Agriculture; El Niño Records in lakes in Papua New Guinea; historical and paleolithic aspects of El Niño added to Impacts of El Niño.
    • El Niño movies added to Numerical simulations section (bottom of page).

    January 6, 1997 - Added El Niño Theme Page Site Index Navigator (Java).

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