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.
Big image

La Nina

weather system that includes cool ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean
Big image

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.
Big image
El Nino is Predictable
Winter 2016 and El Nino Update - NWS San Diego
Big image

Using the world map, outline the pattern from el nino and la nina.