El Nino Theme Page: Access to Distributed Information on El Nino

Michael McPhaden, Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project

This concentrated, in-depth resource provides access to recent information on El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and La Nina in the Pacific Ocean, including data, graphics, forecasts, historical perspectives, in-depth analyses, prediction benefits, impacts on human life, and information on the 1997/1999 El Nino and La Nina events. Links to relevant data include Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project (TAO) moored buoy data, XBT data, drifting buoy data, sea level field analyses, real-time data and analyses, satellite data, climate data, numerical model simulations and Ka'Imimoana shipboard data. The site also includes 3D animations and links to theme pages in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Oceanography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Maps, Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Datasets
Special Interest: Complex Systems, Visualization
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Data Source: Observational Data, Real-Time Data, Synthetic/Model Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Atmospheric ScienceKeyword: Global warming