Friday, October 17, 2008

Thw whole enchilada: North and South America Map

Notes on Fri, Oct 17:

The California Current and the Peru Current ply the western side of this hemisphere.

Both cold, cold currents, they have an intermittent and deleterious effect that we don't entirely understand. About every 3 years they are part of what we call El Nino ("the boy" or "the Christ child").

El Nino is associated with far flung storms, droughts & floods.

What';s the lesson of last month that is related to the basics of the El Nino phenomenon?
Ocean currents bringing storms from the African Atlantic coast to the Caribbean and the Gulf.

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