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|
|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|
|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|