The La Niña climate pattern is a natural cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean. What you..
Coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that is the counterpart of El Niño
La Niña is an oceanic and atmospheric phenomenon that is the colder counterpart of El Niño, as part of the broader El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate pattern. The name La Niña originates from Spanish for "the little girl", by analogy to El Niño, meaning "the little boy". In the past, it was also called an anti-El Niño and El Viejo, meaning "the old man".