Couple of more blog posts on nailing down the mechanism for ENSO:

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**(1)** This one contextualizes the ENSO behavior in terms of a common forcing governing ENSO, QBO, and the Chandler wobble

http://contextearth.com/2017/05/21/the-lunar-geophysical-connection/

Here are a few charts from the post:

![cw](http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/9128/U1BKZz.png)

![qbo](http://imageshack.com/a/img922/7145/G5zhhx.png)

![enso](http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7921/4KVw6j.png)

What are the odds that the fundamental frequencies of all these behaviors are the same to that precision?

![ensoprec](http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/5296/vUfioS.png)

As it turns out NASA JPL were on this lunar-forcing path several years ago, but elected not to fund the proposed research and so the progress stalled.

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**(2)** Yesterday's post provides a historical context. Essentially all the geophysics applicable to the model was known by 1920.

http://contextearth.com/2017/05/30/ocean-dynamics-history/

Could have done a decent job in predicting ENSO evolution with Pacific Ocean SST data up to 1920

![predict](https://imageshack.com/i/pnfzYLXqp)

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**(3)** Posted on the Azimuth blog.

https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/complexity-theory-and-evolution-in-economics/#comment-92343

ENSO means zero in Japanese and also has a Zen interpretation

> “The ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void).”