A teaching module to learn about the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) by performing calculations and analyzing results for Tahiti and Darwin (Australia), and for the Huanghe River in China.
Students will calculate the SOI of ENSO by using the mean sea level pressure data from Tahiti and Darwin (Australia) for an 80-year period. They will compare the calculated SOI with a case study of the Huanghe River in China. Students will also analyze and discuss the impact of ENSO and humans on the Huanghe River.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
|Contemporary Climate Oscillations: ENSO and a case study of the Huanghe River
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|El Nino Southern Oscillation, Hydrosphere, Water Resources and Climate Change, Recent Climate Change, 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 and the Hydrosphere, Climate and the Anthroposphere
|Type of tool
|Nicole Marshall, Steve Kuehl (Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary)
|Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College