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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-2 GEO 106 Earth Systems Science II Global Climate Change Readings: Chapter 5 – Pages 92-96
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-2 Development of El Niño and La Niña Trade winds… Trigger mechanism… Every 2 to 10 years Weak trade winds El Niño Strong trade winds La Niña
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-2 El Niño La Niña
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-2 Teleconnections
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-2 Flooding, mudslides Floods, Landslides Tropical cyclones Fish industry devastated Drought, disease, malnutrition Drought, and bush fires
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Unformatted text preview: Crops fail, starvation follows Drought, fresh water shortages Coral reefs die Downpours cause death, property damage El Nio Global Impacts: Some are Harmful GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-2 Some are beneficial Gulf of Alaska - Improved salmon fisheries due to increased juvenile survival Kansas - bountiful harvests, Tornado Alley shuts down. South Atlantic Coast of U.S. - mild hurricane season Southern Rocky Mountains more snow, water storage is up and so are tourist dollars....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2010 for the course GEO GEO 106 taught by Professor Mackay during the Fall '10 term at State University of New York.

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