During El Nino

El Nino
El Nino
El Nino Typically, the level of ocean water around the world is higher in the western Pacific and lower in the eastern, near the Western coast of South and North America. This is due primarily to the presence of easterly winds in the Pacific, which drag the surface water westward and raise the thermocline relatively all the way up to the surface in the east and dampen it in the west. During El Nino conditions, however, the easterlies move east, reducing the continuing interaction between wind an
This being my senior project I wanted to look at a topic that I found
This being my senior project I wanted to look at a topic that I found
This being my senior project I wanted to look at a topic that I found interesting. Even though I find most topics in the fields interesting, none catch my attention better than natural disasters. I have always found disasters intriguing and have wanted to know more about them. The disaster that I found most interesting were Hurricanes. The thought of those storms with their power gives me the chills. Ever since I was in the middle of Hurricane Bob when I was vacationing with my family off the c
Coral
Coral
Coral Reefs Coral reefs are arguably the world’s most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainforests of the oceans, because of the rich diversity of life they support. Scientists have not yet finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coral reef. There are three types of coral reefs: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atolls. Fringing reefs are located close to shore, separated from land by only shallow water. Barrier reef
El Nino has been a reoccurring phenomenon for centuries Man has only s
El Nino has been a reoccurring phenomenon for centuries Man has only s
El Nino has been a reoccurring phenomenon for centuries. Man has only started to realize how much of the worlds weather is effected by it. The term El Nino refers to an irregular warming of the seas surface. During the last 40 years there have been 10 significant El Nino occurrences. Most affecting the coast of South America. Water temperatures increase along the coast as far as the Galapagos islands. Weak events will raise the water temperature 2 to 4 degrees Celsius and will have minor impact
It was April and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full
It was April and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full
It was April, and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full force. The rain came down in buckets, only to let up for a few seconds, then resume with a crash of thunder and a torrential downpour. Detective Jack Barretta hated being called out on a case on days like this. He and his partner, Wally Cruz got the call to go to the scene of a homicide on the East side of town. A body had been found in a batchelor's apartment apparently stabbed to death in a home invasion robbery. When Jack and Wally ar
Most likel everybody knows about El nino and they
Most likel everybody knows about El nino and they
Most likel, everybody knows about El nino, and they know that it can affect the weather in a given year. However, most people do not really understand what el nino is. Many people have heard all different sorts of explanations and have formed somewhat of an idea, but that idea is usually rather distorted. THe term el nino comes from the Spanish, meaning little boy, or Christ child. Coined for the tendency of the phenomenon to arrive around Christmas, usually every 4 to 5 years, lasting anywhere
Whats so special about an orangutan Their eyes hold a story that is my
Whats so special about an orangutan Their eyes hold a story that is my
What’s so special about an orangutan? Their eyes hold a story that is mysterious and yet intuitively we relate to them. Just one look into those eyes and you are hooked. The orangutan’s anatomy, geographic range and habitat type, food habits, behaviors, and locomotor patterns make the species unique while sharing some features with other primates. However, currently Indonesia is facing a threat to its orangutan population. Loss of habitat, illegal hunting, and the notorious pet trade all pose a
Coral reefs are found mostly in warm shallow and tropical seas because
Coral reefs are found mostly in warm shallow and tropical seas because
Coral reefs are found mostly in warm, shallow, and tropical seas, because the reef-forming corals cannot live in water colder than 65 °F (18 °C). Reefs abound throughout the South Pacific, in the East Indies and the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka, and around Madagascar on the southeastern African coast. They also form along the tropical eastern coast of Brazil, through the West Indies, along the Florida coast, and at Bermuda. There are three types of coral reefs: (1) fringing reefs; (2) barrier reef
In recent media there has been much coverage given to weather related
In recent media there has been much coverage given to weather related
In recent media there has been much coverage given to weather related activity. One of the most talked about phenomena is ÒLa Nina.Ó La Nina refers to the cooling waters that take shape in the Equatorial Pacific. This cooling pattern alters weather patterns that affect the global system. It seems that weather forecasters can¢t seem to change the subject. How can you blame them when the weather is so unusual. People want answers, and unfortunately they must keep repeating the famous phrase ÒLa N
El Nino's Effects on Minnesota 1998 Winter Season
El Nino's Effects on Minnesota 1998 Winter Season
El Nino's Effects on Minnesota 1998 Winter Season Well, the big talk in 1997 for Minnesota was how bad was El Nino going to effect the upcoming winter. Some questions that were asked by Minnesotans were: How much warmer would the upcoming winter be?, Would El Nino bring more heavy snowfall?, How long would El Nino's effects last for? In order to explain the changes that occurred in Minnesota during the El Nino winter of 1997/1998 which is still not over, I'll be comparing the winter of 19
Archaeopteryx and Modern Birds
Archaeopteryx and Modern Birds
Archaeopteryx and Modern Birds As promised, here are the derived characters with which Gauthier (in his 1986 paper) unites Archaeopteryx with modern birds, outside of all other theropods (with Gauthier's original clarifiers in parens) [and with my editorial comments in brackets]: Premaxillae elongate, narrow, and more pointed anteriorly, with longer nasal processes [similar condition in bullatosaurs, and in the nondinosaurian Megalancosaurus, but unique to Archie and later birds in Maniraptora].
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming Global Warming The relationship between humans and the state of the ecosystem is not only dependent upon how many people there are, but also upon what they do. When there were few people, the dominant factors controlling ecosystem state were the natural ones that have operated for millions of years. The human population has now grown so large that there are concerns that they have become a significant element in ecosystem dynamics. One of these concerns is the relationship between
Sweltering heats fill the room a hot sticky breeze drifts by my face B
Sweltering heats fill the room a hot sticky breeze drifts by my face B
Sweltering heats fill the room, a hot sticky breeze drifts by my face. Broom Broom Broom its the posties bike coming to a halt beside our old white mailbox. He adds a few letters in the mailbox and speeds off to the next house. Racing outside in anticipation, my heart suddenly sinks discovering its only a Telstra bill. I hate when the phone bill arrives, mum always gives me a big lecture about all my calls. I knew there was going to be trouble, remembering about all my international calls to my
Elections
Elections
Elections 1.Elections in the eyes of the youth like you? The presidency is the most important office in the land. The president is not just a political leader. He is expected to be the role model for us and for our children. .....That is why in our culture, except during the time of President Cory and now GMA, we call him Ama ng Bansa, the father of the nation. His children and his many subordinates disobey or rebel when he does not act like the father of the nation he is supposed to be. Electio
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake ND
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake ND
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake, ND Dramatic Fluctuations of Devils Lake, North Dakota: Climate Connections and Forecasts Connely K. Baldwin and Upmanu Lall Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-8200 Introduction The recent (1992-date) record rise in the level of the Devils Lake, North Dakota, has led to a number of questions as to the nature of regional and global climate variability, and the utility of existing methods for forecasting lake levels and asse