Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies and Patterns of Global Disease Outbreaks: 2009-2018
[06-Jan-15] The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon is an irregularly recurring climate pattern characterized by warmer (El Niño) and colder (La Niña) than usual ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific, which creates a ripple effect of anticipated weather changes in far-spread regions on Earth. Weather changes associated with the El Niño-Southern Oscillation phenomenon result in rainfall, temperature and environmental anomaly conditions worldwide that directly favor outbreaks of infectious diseases of public health concern. Read more here
. (00:00:41) Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio.