Essays Tagged: "El Niño–Southern Oscillation"

El Nino

It is extremely imformative DittoTypically, the level of ocean water around the world is higher in the western P ... 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 condit ... on between wind and sea, allowing the thermocline to become nearly flat and to plunge several feet below the surface of the water, allowing the water to grow warm and expand.With the help of the Natio ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Wilderness Area.

IntroductionThe importance of fire as a keystone process in northern Rocky Mountain forests is widely recognized (e.g., Habeck and Mutch 1973; Wright and Heinselman 1973; Arno 1980; Wadleigh and Jen ... . Fire impacts forests at local scales by modifying stand structure and composition, and altering fuel characteristics. Fire has also served an important evolutionary purpose. Species adaptations such ...

(20 pages) 137 0 3.9 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

"El Nino and it's effects on coral reefs" What is El nino and how does it affect the ocean?

My topic is how El Nino influences and affects ocean life. My paper will inform you about research and studies being ... of El Nino. It will discuss the consequence on marine organisms. But first it will introduce you to El Nino.El Nino is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical pacific, yet it has i ... pical pacific, yet it has important consequences for weather around the globe. It is caused by the relaxation of the trade winds in the central and western pacific that allows warm water to flow east ...

(6 pages) 115 1 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Global Warming Is it Happening?

llution. The fact that economic activities inevitably lead to pollution will not be a problem by itself, since the great nature possesses certain capability of self-regulation and self-purification. H ... r written by Garrett Hardin [1]. As long as something is free, people tend to abuse it while being reluctant to fix any problems they might have generated to it. As the environment has been considered ...

(5 pages) 121 0 3.7 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Penguins With Sunburns: An Argumentative Research Paper on Global Warming

ng is a term that causes many to roll their eyes and, yet, drags others into a heated debate. Some believe the whole matter to be a fake. They think politicians invented global warming in order to bec ... rising temperature must not be disregarded as the dreams of politicians and environmentalists.Some believe that humans do not aid global warming; they believe global warming to be part of the earth's ...

(8 pages) 96 0 1.4 Oct/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

El-nino

surface has been heated to abnormal extremes by an ominous, intermittent flood of hot water called El-Nino. The term. "El-Nino," which means "the child," was originally in reference to a warm current ... ulations, and extend westward across the equatorial Pacific Ocean to near the date line. What is an El-Nino? El-Nino is the warming of the Pacific waters that is brought about from time to time by nat ...

(6 pages) 12 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Climate Project

Geography 100 Second Term Project: Effects of El Nino in the Vancouver Region This report is an account of my findings over the previous year up t ... , one must include data of a historical nature, especially when the subject is a phenomenon such as El Nino. The historical data is recorded from various sources such as the "Vancouver Tide Guide", "B ... atum from various tide heights and cross-referenced these numbers to historical data.1. High sea levels The 1997-98 El Niño increased sea levels along the entire coast of British Columbia and a ...

(6 pages) 17 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Climate Project

Geography 100 Second Term Project: Effects of El Nino in the Vancouver Region This report is an account of my findings over the previous year up t ... , one must include data of a historical nature, especially when the subject is a phenomenon such as El Nino. The historical data is recorded from various sources such as the "Vancouver Tide Guide", "B ... atum from various tide heights and cross-referenced these numbers to historical data.1. High sea levels The 1997-98 El Niño increased sea levels along the entire coast of British Columbia and a ...

(6 pages) 655 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

An essay on the causes of drought in Australia

-year periodwe would have about four years of above averagerainfall, three average years and three belowaverage years. These fluctuations in rainfall haveseveral causes, many of which are not fully un ... prevailing, the SOI is close to zero. If the SOIbecomes strongly positive this means that thesea-level air pressure at Darwin is much lowerthan normal and a La Niña event occurs. LaNiña ...

(2 pages) 1328 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

An essay on the drought of 1991-95 in Australia

An essay on the drought of 1991-95 in Australia1995 was a long-lived, El Niño related drought.It was one of the longest of the twentieth centuryand one of the most ... and wildlife.As droughts occur frequently in Australia,most native plants and animals are usually wellequipped to deal with them. However, introducedcrops and animals can be severely affected,leading ... st impact on north-eastern Australia, particularlyQueensland. Most of eastern Australiaexperienced below average rainfall for much of theperiod of the drought.The cause of the drought was clearly El N ...

(1 pages) 1872 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography