Definition of El Niņo

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El Niņo

The term 'El Niņo' as it applies to the area of Earth observation can be defined as ' upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich water that sustains large fish populations, that sustain abundant sea birds, whose droppings support the fertilizer industry. Near the end of each calendar year, a warm current of nutrient-pool tropical water replaces the cold, nutrient-rich surface water. Because this condition often occurs around Christmas, it was named El Niņo (Spanish for boy child, referring to the Christ child). In most years the warming last only a few weeks or a month, after which the weather patterns return to normal and fishing improves. However, when El Niņo conditions last for many months, more extensive ocean warming '.

The term 'El Niņo' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' A warming of the ocean current along the coasts of Peru and Ecuador that is generally associated with dramatic changes in the weather patterns of the region; a major El Niņo event generally occurs every 3 to 7 years and is associated with changes in the weather patterns worldwide'.


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