Physics of the earth system Lecture 3 of 18

September 27, 2012 by Multimedia Publications and Printing Services

Lecturer: F. Kucharski, ICTP

Lesson number 3 (F.Kucharski)

El Nino and the Role of the Ocean in Weather

The main topic of this lesson is the El Niño and the interaction of the ocean and the atmosphere in the Pacific. The following features related to El Niño are described:

-       the flow of heat from the sun to the ocean to the atmosphere in the Tropics;

-       the equatorial currents and the variability of conditions in the tropical Pacific;

-       how the scientists make routine measurements of the tropical Pacific ocean

-       how El Niño cam influence weather events that occur at different places on Earth.

  

El Niño and Tropical Heat

El Niño and Tropical Heat

Equatorial Currents and El Niño

Equatorial Currents and El Niño

Observing the Tropical Pacific

Observing the Tropical Pacific

Forecasting El Niño

Forecasting El Niño

El Niño Teleconnections

El Niño Teleconnections

El Niño Policy Issues

El Niño Policy Issues

The Ocean's Influence on North American Drought

The Ocean's Influence on North American Drought 

El Nino in full effect - video

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