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Lecture 29-new - Lecture 29: Regional Weather Patterns - El...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 29: Regional Weather Patterns - El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) oceanographic and climate variability in our lifetimes and prospects for the future What are normal ocean conditions in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean? Eastern boundary currents (California and Peru Currents) carry cold water toward the Equator As the currents travel along the coastlines, upwelling occurs - good fishing conditions When the cold currents reach the Equator, they are diverted westward - more upwelling and good fishing Equatorial Currents carry water westward and it gets warmer In the Western Pacific, a warm water pool is formed Some of the water moves poleward as western boundary currents (Kuroshiro Current) upwelling downwelling NORMAL EQUATORIAL FLOW ECC SEC NEC What are normal atmosphere conditions in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean? Low pressure center is located in the western equatorial Pacific High pressure is located near 30 over the eastern Pacific...
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Lecture 29-new - Lecture 29: Regional Weather Patterns - El...

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