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Gather Data.2

B - Comparison of Western Pacific Rainfall During El Niños

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  • Follow the detailed directions in your activity sheet.
  • Answer the following questions about Rockhampton, Australia.
  1. Record the latitude and longitude of Rockhampton in the chart in your activity sheet.
  2. What are the rainfall amounts for Rockhampton in the El Niño years?
  3. When are the lowest annual precipitations shown? 
  4. What two back to back years show the greatest increase in rainfall from year to year?
  • Follow the detailed directions in your activity sheet.
  • Answer the following questions about Melbourne, Australia.
  1. Record the latitude and longitude of Melbourne.
  2. What are the rainfall amounts for Melbourne in the El Niño years?
  3. What was the most severe El Niño year in Melbourne?
  4. What was the rainfall total for the most severe El Niño year in Melbourne?
  5. What was the least severe El Niño year in Melbourne?
  6. What two back to back years show the greatest decrease in rainfall from year to year?

     

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