Dr. Martins is nominated in the upcoming Academy awards:

Write a a pragraph entitled the importance of the oceanic conveyor belt. Your paragraph must include a color, hand-drawn sketch map and the following terms:

  • Thermohaline circulation
  • Oceanic conveyor belts
  • Water density
  • North Atlantic Deep Water NADW
  • Antarctic bottom water AABW
  • Upwelling
  • Nutrients
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Salinity

 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) &  La Niña

Case study:

  • Using graphs, describe the events that lead to the EL Niño conditions.

1. What is El Nino?

2. What is La Nina?

3. What causes El Nino?

4. What happens to the Ocean during El Nino?

5. What happens to the Atmosphere during El Nino?

6. What is the geographic impact of El Nino?

7. How does the Pacific Ocean thermocline change during El Nino and El Nina?

2: Explain the Climactic, Environmental and economic effect it had on a world wide scale*.