What are the causes and effects of ENSO?

This activity addresses naturally occurring climate change involving ENSO (El-NiÃo Southern Oscillation). In this activity, students play the role of a policy maker in Peru. First, they determine what sort of ENSO variation is occurring. Then, they must decide how to allocate Peru's resources to manage for possible weather-related problems.

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Sarah Bednarz
Texas A&amp
M University
From the On The Cutting Edge activity collection
Activity takes five to six 45-minute class periods for first investigation.

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