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El Nino Theme Page DLESE Reviewed Collection
This site provides multiple access points to all types of El Nino data. It describes both El Nino and La Nina conditions, as well as the impacts of an El Nino event and the benefits of El Nino prediction. Through this portal site one can also find information on current El Nino conditions and forecasts, the instrumentation used in the scientific study of this phenomena, and links to both El Nino animations and graphics. The site also is available in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Case study
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Portal:
    • Government
    • Non-profit
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Remotely sensed
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
These World Wide Web pages are provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-158
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Mr Michael J. McPhaden
Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project