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http:// amath. colorado. edu/ courses/2460/2008faIIfL 203-«78 ~ 8.3:t::/ k C-e o y APPM 2360 Lab 1 Fall 2008 El Nino - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Please read this section carefully. Not following the instructions, including the writing guidelines, can have a very negative impact on your grade! This lab demonstrates the use of differential equations to model naturally occurring phenomena, specifically the El Nino - Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The purpose of this lab is to use qualitative, quantitative, and analytical methods to study the equations that model the aperiodic warming of the eastern Pacific ocean. This lab is due in lecture on Friday, October 3. Late labs are not accepted. You are encouraged to work in groups of no more than 3 people, though you may work alone. • Names Student ID numbers • Recitation section number, TA, and professor If you do not include this information, as much as 5% will be deducted from your final score. Format is worth 20% of your grade. Please refer to the following writing guidelines for the expository sections of this report: Getting help: If you are having trouble using Matlab, some resources can be found on the Differential Equations Lab website. In addition, TA's will be holding regular office hours in the Applied Math Undergraduate Lab (ECCR 143) during the week that the lab is due. EI Nino is the name given to the anomalous warming of the eastern Pacific ocean off the coast of Peru. The peak warming typically occurs in December and so, the Peruvians named it EI Nino, Spanish for the Christchild
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"use its arrival coincided with Christmas. The dramatic rise in sea surface temperature (SST) disrupts the Jrmal ecosystem dynamics in the area and the Peruvian anchovy fishing industry collapses. La Nina is the term for the anomalous cooling that sometimes follows an El Nino. Typically the cold SST anomalies during a La Nina are not as intense as the warm SST anomalies during an El Nino. The Southern Oscillation is the name for the changes in atmospheric circulation that accompany El Nino and La Nina. And so the name for the coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon is the El Nino - Southern Oscillation or ENSO. Predicting
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