In this activity, students can calculate the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) based on the mean sea level pressure data spanning 80 years. The calculated SOI can be compared with a case study of the Huanghe River.

About the Tool

Tool Name Contemporary Climate Oscillations: ENSO and a case study of the Huanghe River
Discipline Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline River Hydrology; River Sedimentation; River Discharge; Relationship between ENSO, Precipitation and River Discharge; River Delta Geo-morphology; Impact of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Activities on Rivers
Climate Topic Climate and the Hydrosphere, Climate and the Anthroposphere
Type of Tool Lesson Plan
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Asia
Language English
Developed by Nicole Marshall, Steve Kuehl (Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary)
Hosted at Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Access Online, Offline
Computer Skills Intermediate