In this activity, students work with climate data from the tropical Pacific Ocean to understand how sea-surface temperature and atmospheric pressure affect precipitation in the tropical Pacific in a case study format.

This is an activity designed to allow students who have been exposed to the El NiÃo-Southern Oscillation to analyze the La NiÃa mechanism and predict its outcomes in a case study format.

June 23, 2016

Crack out the popcorn, sit back, and marvel over the decay of El Niño.

image of a diver placing a CTD sensor on a reef
May 27, 2016

It's been a tough year for the globe's coral and the scientists who use coral to paint a picture of ENSO back thousands of years. 

This visualization is a collection of maps, by continent, that project the impact on coastlines of a 216-foot rise in sea level, which is assumed to be the result of melting all the land ice on Earth.

This module contains five activities, in increasing complexity, that focus on understanding how to interpret and manipulate sea level data, using real data from NOAA.

March 24, 2016

The 2015-2016 El Niño will go down as one of the strongest on record, and also, thanks to El Niño Rapid Response Campaign, one of the best observed.

November 20, 2015

With multiple sea surface temperature datasets come questions. What are they all for?

Many mid-Atlantic and West Coast communities could see the highest number of nuisance flooding days on record through April due to rising sea levels and more frequent storm surge, compounded by El...

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