geo2 - of Peru is replaced by (↓ nutrient) warm water...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/5/11 University of Florida Physical Geography 2200L Instructor: Caroline Staub Spring 2011
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2/5/11 El Nino Physical geography: interrelatedness of environmental patterns and processes El Nino: Complex atmosphere/hydrosphere interactions in the Pacific Ocean 1st described in 1726, occurs around Christmas tim every 3-4 years Characterized by a shift from cold to hot sea temperature
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2/5/11 El Nino/ ENSO So what happens when El Nino strikes? Cool (↑ nutrient) water along the coast
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Unformatted text preview: of Peru is replaced by (↓ nutrient) warm water from Australia (lasts 3-4 months!) • Fish, birds and coral dies – ecosystem and fisheries • Every once in a while, it gets even worse 2/5/11 What we don’t know: • What causes El Nino? What we do know • Each El Nino has different characteristics – What makes it more/less severe ? • Satellites + ships used to take weather measurements • Model to predict when Enso will occu...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course GEO 2200 taught by Professor Wolf during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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