UWEC GEOL 102 - El Nino (2 pages)

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Lecture number:
26
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Course:
Geol 102 - Oceanography
Edition:
1

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GEOL 102 1st Edition Lecture 26 Outline of Last Lecture I At the Equator II El Nino Outline of Current Lecture I El Nino Current Lecture I El Nino a The low atmospheric pressure above the land is lower than the atmospheric pressure above the ocean i Heat capacity of water is higher than land b Atmospheric pressure differences control wind velocity c Larger push of energy during normal time compared to El Nino i El Nino trigger causes the winds to slow down 1 Wind is slower so gravity wins a Equatorial counter current flow warmer than normal water i Upwelling is reduced 1 Nutrients reduced a Plants reduced i Animals reduced d Drought caused in Indonesia because of el Ni o i Rain forest dries out and fires occur e Flooding in south America i Crops and houses destroyed These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute



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