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Global Effect of El Niño

An illustration of the movement of the trade winds during El Nino

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 9-12
Year: 2002
Subjects: Earth Science

This NASA video segment describes what an El Niño is and how it impacts global systems. Viewers learn that during an El Niño year the trade winds divert from their normal direction. The diversion creates imbalances in climate and the food chain. The segment explores the consequences of these imbalances as well as the emergence of satellite technology to help predict and prepare for such events.

Global Effect of El Niño
Duration: 4 minutes 14 seconds
> View QuickTime [14MB]


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The Right Tools: Sensing Earth From Space
The Influence of Global Warming on Earth's Systems
Doing Our Part to Prevent Global Warming
The Environmental, Economic and Social Impact of Drought
Lifecycle of a Hurricane
Linking Earth System Events

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