With La Niña set to make its return this summer, tiny invisible pollen is expected to cause mayhem for allergy sufferers and..
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 girl", by analogy to El Niño, meaning "the boy". In the past, it was also called an anti-El Niño and El Viejo, meaning "the old man."