ATOC 185 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Teleconnection, Nios Embedded Processor, Thermocline

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Chapter iii- el nino and the southern oscillation: background information. El nino warming of water in the equatorial east pacific. Warming can have significant impacts on the weather across large parts of the globe. Results in the most well known atmospheric teleconnection pattern. El nino effect between 1789-93: caused poor crops in europe (impact w/ french. Spanish word spanish captain called it that in 1892. Upwelling : can cool surface of water decrease rapidly with increasing in depth temperatures by bringing cold water up from underneath. Origin : during these typical conditions, these surface currents help to transport cold, nutrient-rich water upwards along the west coast of south america. During some years the water remains especially warm and the break in the fishing season extends into may. Association with unusual weather patterns that affect much of the world and persist for a season or more. Ocean surface temperatures may affect the intensity of individual extreme weather events.

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