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View Resource Science with NOAA: El Nino

This website includes teaching activities about El Nino, how it forms, and its effects on the weather of the world. Includes background information, data, applications, and additional activities. Links to related sites, as well as a wealth of similar NOAA lessons covering a variety of marine and environmental science topics.

View Resource NOAA El Nino Page

This site defines El Nino/Southern Oscillation and La Nina, provides a glossary, and presents real-time data of sea surface temperatures, winds and anomalies over time. Also describes research programs and sensing systems like sea level stations, ocean buoys and satellites. Extensive FAQs explain the phenomenon's frequency and impacts, describe measurement systems and forecasting. Links to:...

View Resource El Nino Theme Page

El Nino is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific with important climatic consequences around the globe. This NOAA theme page features links to widely distributed information. Includes data, graphics, forecasts, historical perspectives, and in-depth analysis. It is intended to be useful to scientists, administrators, students and the general public. Links include...

View Resource Making Waves

University of South Florida scientists have teamed with teachers to design lesson plans based on current ocean research. Topics include: coral reefs, sea level rise and shoreline erosion, harmful algal blooms, El Nino, natural disasters, using real-time data to study ocean conditions, and studying the ocean from space. Each unit contains a student-friendly background article, one or more...

View Resource About El Nino

About El Nino is a collection of journal articles and books that have been written about El Nino/Southern Oscillation and compiled by the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), El Nino is "a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather around the globe." It is caused...

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