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A Surprise La Niña

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Science  23 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5623, pp. 1215
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5623.1215a

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Government climate experts announced this week that El Niño's opposite number, La Niña, seems to be emerging in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Perhaps the hardest hit are the forecasters: Neither they nor their computers saw La Niña coming.