Exploring Patterns: ENSO on the Global Stage

In this activity, students analyze data maps of sea surface temperature anomalies for a 14-year interval and create an ENSO time line in a case study format. Based on their findings, students determine the recurrence interval of the ENSO system.

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Cynthia M. Fadem
InTeGrate; SERC

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This activity is part of a larger sequence that examines ENSO and ocean-atmosphere behavior. Each component can stand alone or be combined with other activities [link http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/climate_change/uni...

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