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USGS Information on El Nino
This portal provides access to United States Geological Survey (USGS) publications related to El Nino, especially the extreme 1997-1998 El Nino season. There is an introductory article explaning what El Nino is, followed by a selection of resources on El Nino's damaging effects: floods, landslides, coastal erosion and salt water invasion, and long-term climate variations. There is also an extensive selection of links to non-USGS sites with information about El Nino.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
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Cost / Copyright:
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Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-906
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Western Coastal and Marine Geology

Contact: Laura Zink Torresan
Western Coastal and Marine Geology
United States Geological Survey (USGS)