APES: Weather/Climate

El Niño Southern Oscillation, see-sawing of air pressure over the S. Pacific
trade winds weaken & warm water sloshed back to SA
During an El Niño year
We will write a custom essay sample on
APES: Weather/Climate
or any similar topic only for you
Order now
easterly trade winds and ocean currents pool warm water in the western Pacific, allowing upwelling of nutrient rich water off the west coast of South America
During a non El Niño year
upwelling decreases disrupting food chains; N U.S. has mild winters, SW U.S. has increased

rainfall, less Atlantic hurricanes

Effects of El Niño
layer of dense, cool air trapped under a layer of warm dense air, pollution in trapped layer may build to harmful levels; frequent in Los Angeles, California and Mexico City, Mexico
Temperature inversion
Types – Surface, Crown, Ground (in order) usually burn only under growth and leaf litter on forest floor; hot fires, may start on ground but eventually leap from treetop to treetop; go underground, may smolder for days or weeks, difficult to detect and extinguish, i.e. peat bogs.
Forest Fires

Hi there, would you like to get such a paper? How about receiving a customized one? Check it out