Presentation on theme: "ENSO El Niño Southern Oscillation Pages 484-487. NORMAL conditions Trade Winds Cool water pools near S.America, Warm water pools near Australia."— Presentation transcript:
ENSO El Niño Southern Oscillation Pages
NORMAL conditions Trade Winds Cool water pools near S.America, Warm water pools near Australia
El Nino Warning System Sea Surface Temperature Wind Speed/Direction Ocean Current Direction
How are “El Niño” conditions different? Ocean currents reverses Warm water pools near S.America Cool water pools near Australia
How does El Nino affect weather in… South America? Australia? Northern US? Southern US? Typhoons?
Global Effects of El Nino S. America- more rain; warmer Floods/mudslides Australia- dry; cooler Less typhoons Kills anchovies in Peru ( how El Nino was first discovered)
El Nino’s effect on the United States Warmer winters/ drier in N states Wet/colder Wet/colder winters in S states