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Linked atmospheric changes that occur in widely separated parts of the world. For example, the southern oscillation links changes in surface atmospheric pressure measured at Darwin, Australia, and Tahiti, in the central South Pacific Ocean; El Niño brings dry weather to parts of Brazil, south-western Europe, north-eastern China, and Australia, and wet weather to much of the United States, Israel, and north-western Europe

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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