The birth,life, and death of El Nino.

This discussion topic submitted by Joe VanDorn (vandorn@richnet.net) on 5/27/98.

I. Introduction of El Nino


II. The properties of La Nina
Tradewinds
Rosby waves
Kelvin waves
Coriolis effect
Thermocline


III. What causes El Nino: birth
Tradewinds
Rosby waves
Kelvin waves
Thermocline


IV. How it changes weather paterns :life
jet-streams
examples


V. Other changes in world
econimies
diseases
insects
agriculture


VI. Death of El Nino, back to la Nina


VII. prediction?


sources:
Grolier 1996 Multimedia Encyclopedia, version 8.0

http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/~sustain/ENSO.html

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/toga-tao/el-nino/faq.html#often

http://tqd.advanced.org/3356/main/course/course1.html

Physical Geology:Exploring the Earth, Monroe James
1995 west publishing company



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