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The 197273 el nio event sparked tremendous interest

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Unformatted text preview: mispheres. 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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