Global Effect of El Niño
An illustration of the movement of the trade winds during El Nino

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 9-12
Year: 2002


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
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This video clip is part of the Our Home: Earth From Space DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series:
Interconnection of Earth's Systems
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