Aquatic Science

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

El Nino and La Nina

We will:
  • identify the effects of El Niño on people and the environment
  • explain the El Niño and La Niña phenomena
  • map the patterns of El Niño and La Niña on a world map
  • describe the benefits of accurately predicting the next El Niño or La Niña

I will:

  • define El Nino and La Nina
  • draw patterns of El Nino and La Nina on world map

El Nino

irregular, recurring weather system that features a warm, eastern-flowing ocean current in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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La Nina

weather system that includes cool ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean
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Why care about El Nino and La Nina?

A natural disaster, event occurring naturally that has large-scale effects on the environment and people, such as a volcano, earthquake, or hurricane, occur in patterns according to ocean temperatures.
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El Nino is Predictable
Winter 2016 and El Nino Update - NWS San Diego
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Using the world map, outline the pattern from el nino and la nina.