December 14, 2015

El Niño; What Is It and How Does It Affect the Global Climate.

 

If you happen to live anywhere bordering the eastern coast of the Equatorial (Tropical) Pacific Ocean (for example: California, Ecuador, Peru, etc.), chances are you have heard of the phenomenon known as El Niño. If you are inclined to winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, as am I; you may know El Niño as the great bringer of rainfall to the west Americas, which to us mountain goers means plenty of snow on our beautiful mountain ranges; but what exactly is El Niño? And how in the world does this mysterious event of nature affect the Earth so drastically?

The term “El Niño” refers to a naturally occurring happening in the equatorial region of t...

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