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A - What is El Niño?

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  • Read the information and answer the following questions:
  1. Explain what El Niño is.
  2. What effect does El Niño have on the United States?
  3. What effect does El Niño have on the western Pacific?
  4. How are El Niño sea temperatures and weather conditions different from normal conditions?
  5. What effects are there on Pacific sea life and productivity?

checkmarkClick here to go to the EL NIÑO PICTURE site.

  1. Using colored pencils, draw what the surface conditions/patterns look like in the Pacific Ocean during a typical El Niño.

B - El Niño Effects

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  1. In the activity book, write the weather effects El Niño has on the area where you live.
  2. What difference in the average temperature does El Niño cause where you live?
  3. What difference in average rainfall does El Niño cause where you live?

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