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  • Frequency And Intensity Of El Nio Events
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    The story of El Nio begins on the eastern margins of the Pacific Ocean. For centuries, Peruvian fishermen have known that the usually cold and nutrient rich waters from time to time become exceptionally warm, accompanied by collapsing fish stocks. At the same time, torrential rain and flooding of the rivers of the Andes occur. This abnormal situation returns every 3-7 years and, since the event usually peaks around Christmas, the fishermen named the phenomenon "El Nio" ("el nio" is Spanish for b...
  • 1997 98 El Nino
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    El Nino may be returning to affect weather worldwide Waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean are warming, a change that could mean a return of the El Nino, a climate phenomenon that can affect weather worldwide. The warming was reported Thursday by the federal Climate Prediction Center, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency said El Nino (pronounced El NEED-yo) could occur by early spring, but any impact on the United States would be unlikely before late summer, c...
  • 1997 1998 Winter Effects Of El Nino
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    There's trouble in the air. Specifically, in the West Coast of the Americas, where the sea surface has been heated to abnormal extremes by an ominous, intermittent flood of hot water called El Nino. The term. "El-Nino", which means "the child", was originally in reference to a warm current arriving annually during the Christmas season off the coast of Peru and Ecuador. The term was later restricted to the particularly strong periodic warming that disrupt the local fish and bird populations, and ...
  • El Nino And La Nina
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    As the easterly trade winds decrease, the western Pacific's warm water flows toward the Americas. This giant mass of warm water flows over the colder water of the eastern Pacific. As this occurs, we get what is called El Nino, or the child. Its name ("the child") is derived from its arrival during the Christmas season. Typical weather patterns of El Nino include an increase in surface temperatures as well as an increase in cloud cover over the equator. Also, for unknown reasons, a large high pre...
  • Isolated Effects Of El Nino On Weather
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    Every night as The Late show comes on, you hear David Letterman blame everything from the sweltering New York weather, to the free lance prostitutes that roam the area of Times Square, on some weather phenomena called El Nino - which is sometimes referred to as everything but the scientifically correct name. Night after night, the news reporters on television are speaking of this devastating force that is casing irregular weather patterns not only in the United States, but all over the world. I ...
  • El Nino Overpowers The Water
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    El Nino's Wrath Microscopic, photosynthetic phytoplankton produce seventy one percent of the world's Oxygen. A reduction in the world's phytoplankton population would be detrimental to all terrestrial and aquatic life. The event known as El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a complex interplay between the ocean and the atmosphere causing a reversal in the trade winds, which in turn moves warm water masses to opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean. Better known for it's atmospheric effects, El Nin...
  • El Nino Year's Tropical Storms And Hurricanes
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    We live on an incredibly large planet. Even broader than the size of the planet are the amount of changes and relationships between humans, animals, environment, weather, and the affects of each. Many times with busy schedules and modern lifestyles we forget the interaction that goes on between any number of concepts or idea's. We fail to realize that a specific weather occurrence in the Pacific Ocean can have an affect on every day life in the United States. El Nino is one of the largest scient...
  • El Nino Year The Level Of Water
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    Problem The El Nino and La Nina storms bring up very serious and harmful effects of the planet. What happens is that there are major temperature changes in the East Pacific Ocean. Once the temperature starts to change rapidly, there is more warm water than cold water increasing water levels in areas of the world. It causes an un-normal amount of water in certain places in the pacific. During El Nino a mass of water lands on western South America, Mexico, and Western United States. This extra amo...

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