Flashcards on El Nino Effect

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What is El Nino?

El Nino is a climate pattern characterized by warm sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.

How often does El Nino occur?

El Nino typically occurs every 2-7 years.

What causes El Nino?

El Nino is caused by the weakening or reversal of the trade winds in the Pacific Ocean.

What are the effects of El Nino?

El Nino can cause droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events in various parts of the world.

What is the opposite of El Nino?

The opposite of El Nino is La Nina, which is characterized by cooler sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.

How long does El Nino last?

El Nino typically lasts around 12 months.

How does El Nino affect the fishing industry?

El Nino can cause disruption to the fishing industry, as it can lead to changes in the distribution and abundance of fish populations.

What parts of the world are most affected by El Nino?

El Nino can affect various parts of the world, including the Americas, Asia, and Australia.

What is the difference between El Nino and El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO)?

El Nino is just one part of the El Nino Southern Oscillation, which also includes La Nina and neutral conditions.

What is the largest El Nino event ever recorded?

The largest El Nino event ever recorded occurred in 1997-1998.

What is the impact of El Nino on agriculture?

El Nino can have both positive and negative impacts on agriculture, depending on the location and timing of the event.

What are some historical impacts of El Nino?

Historical impacts of El Nino include the 1997-98 floods in southern United States, the 1982-83 drought in Australia, and the 1998 ice storm in eastern Canada.

What are some methods used to predict El Nino?

Methods used to predict El Nino include analyzing sea surface temperatures, wind patterns, and atmospheric pressure.

What is the impact of El Nino on coral reefs?

El Nino can cause coral reefs to become bleached and damaged due to changes in ocean temperatures and acidity levels.

What are some ways to mitigate the impacts of El Nino?

Ways to mitigate the impacts of El Nino include implementing early warning systems, improving disaster response strategies, and investing in climate-resilient infrastructure.

What is El Nino?

El Nino is a climate pattern characterized by warm sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.

How often does El Nino occur?

El Nino typically occurs every 2-7 years.

What causes El Nino?

El Nino is caused by the weakening or reversal of the trade winds in the Pacific Ocean.

What are the effects of El Nino?

El Nino can cause droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events in various parts of the world.

What is the opposite of El Nino?

The opposite of El Nino is La Nina, which is characterized by cooler sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.

How long does El Nino last?

El Nino typically lasts around 12 months.

How does El Nino affect the fishing industry?

El Nino can cause disruption to the fishing industry, as it can lead to changes in the distribution and abundance of fish populations.

What parts of the world are most affected by El Nino?

El Nino can affect various parts of the world, including the Americas, Asia, and Australia.

What is the difference between El Nino and El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO)?

El Nino is just one part of the El Nino Southern Oscillation, which also includes La Nina and neutral conditions.

What is the largest El Nino event ever recorded?

The largest El Nino event ever recorded occurred in 1997-1998.

What is the impact of El Nino on agriculture?

El Nino can have both positive and negative impacts on agriculture, depending on the location and timing of the event.

What are some historical impacts of El Nino?

Historical impacts of El Nino include the 1997-98 floods in southern United States, the 1982-83 drought in Australia, and the 1998 ice storm in eastern Canada.

What are some methods used to predict El Nino?

Methods used to predict El Nino include analyzing sea surface temperatures, wind patterns, and atmospheric pressure.

What is the impact of El Nino on coral reefs?

El Nino can cause coral reefs to become bleached and damaged due to changes in ocean temperatures and acidity levels.

What are some ways to mitigate the impacts of El Nino?

Ways to mitigate the impacts of El Nino include implementing early warning systems, improving disaster response strategies, and investing in climate-resilient infrastructure.

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