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Case study:

  • Although ENSO occurs in the Pacific, it’s impact is worldwide.

1. Using the major El Niño event of 1997-98, use graphs and short paragraphs to describe the following:

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