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Live Webcast: El Niño Predictions
This still from the Aquarium's El Niño show debuting November 15 shows the warm water at the surface of the Pacific Ocean during an El Niño year.
NOAA's David McKinney, explorer Sylvia Earle, the Aquarium's Jerry Schubel, Esri's Dawn Wright, and David Gallo of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at Esri's Ocean GIS Forum.  | Esri
Guests will include (left to right) Paul Greenberg, Anya Fernald, David "Mas" Masumoto, and Michael Cimarusti.
Jerry Schubel moderates the State of the Ocean panel at Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2014.  | National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Actor Mike Farrell portrays climate scientist Dr. David Keeling in a performance of "Dr. Keeling's Curve" by George Shea.
Four Magellanic Penguin chicks hatched at the Aquarium this summer. They are now on exhibit in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.  | Robin Riggs
One of the juvenile penguins, born to Kate and Avery, explores the outside of the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.  | Hugh Ryono

Weather & Climate

October 31, 2014

An El Niño year could help lessen the toll the current drought has taken on California. In a live webcast with weather experts on November 13 at 10:00 a.m., the Aquarium of the Pacific will present forecasts and predictions for this winter’s rainy season and the likelihood of an El Niño. The speakers will explain the El Niño phenomenon and use the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science on a Sphere to show satellite images and other NOAA data.

Speakers will include NOAA’s National Weather Service Science and Operations Officer John Dumas; Dr. Bill Patzert, climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory ; and Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Jerry R. Schubel. They will illustrate and analyze the potential impact of El Niño on our nation and the rest of the planet.

Viewers can send in questions to be answered during the live webcast by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or tweeting @AquariumPacific with the hashtag #aopelnino.

The Aquarium will be debuting a new show about El Niño for the Science on a Sphere during NOAA and Our Planet Day on November 15. The show will play daily on rotation with the other Science on a Sphere shows in the Ocean Science Center.

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