La Niña

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See also: lanina and La Nina

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La Niña (plural La Niñas)

  1. (sometimes attributive) A sustained sea-surface temperature anomaly of magnitude greater than 0.5°C across the central tropical Pacific Ocean, associated with a negative anomaly and producing predictable variations in local and regional weather patterns.
    • 2007, May 23, Houston Chronicle
      Climate scientists think a La Niña event may develop this summer, meaning water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean will be cooler that normal. Although the relationship is not fully understood, historically there tends to be more hurricane activity during a La Niña event.

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Borrowed from Spanish La Niña.

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La Niña n

  1. (meteorology) La Niña

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La Niña (definite accusative La Niña'yı, plural La Niña'lar)

  1. (meteorology) La Niña (sustained sea-surface temperature anomaly)