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The 1972/73 El Niño event sparked tremendous interest in monitoring programs for the tropical
Pacific Ocean, in particular, and NOAA, as the lead agency involved in monitoring of the ocean
and atmosphere, has played a lead role in funding investigations at research labs and
Universities, including Florida State. Permanently mounted and free drifting buoys continuously
monitor air and sea conditions to provide instantaneous measurements of the events associated
with ENSO. Several significant El Niños (and its cool counterpart) have occurred since that
time, with major consequences on agriculture, forestry, economy, weather, etc.
2. Helpful Lab Links for this Lab
What is El Niño? (NOAA)
El Niño Online Meteorology Guide (University of Illinois)
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- Fall '08
- Pacific Ocean