El Nino/ La Nina

By: Cielo Gomez, Karol Perez, Sarah Wells, Rogelio Pimental, and Chris Williams

-El Nino is the warming of surface ocean waters in the eastern tropical Pacific.

-La Nina is the cooling of surface ocean waters in the eastern tropical Pacific.

-Scientists study these phenomena by monitoring changes in the Pacific Ocean using many tools like satellites, moored buoys, drifting buoys, sea level analysis, expendable buoys, and a research ship.

-The economic and social effects are the prices of food or resources going, people moving away from a certain area, move out of country.

-Predicting El Nino and La Nina can same billions of dollars in damage by the prediction of droughts and floods plus helps water, energy, transportation, and farms plan.

-El Nino and La Nina impact the weather and climate by having oscillation of warm and cool weather.

Sources: https://gcs.haikulearning.com/pooleb/nrmearthscien...

http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/lanina_new_faq.html

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