El Niño, La Niña & Walker Circulation

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Which answer explains why the trade winds form?

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1. During an El Nino year, what happens to the trade winds?

2. During an El Nino year, what happens to surface ocean temperatures near the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of el Nino and la Nina. Topics you should be familiar with when taking the quiz include what occurs to equatorial waters during a la Nina event.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments are designed to test you on:

  • What occurs to trade winds during an el Nino event
  • What occurs to trade winds during a la Nina episode
  • What happens to ocean temperatures near the equator during a la Nina year
  • The reason behind trade winds
  • What happens to ocean temperatures near the equator during an el Nino year

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on el Nino and la Nina
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the reasoning behind trade winds
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what occurs to trade winds during a la Nina episode

Additional Learning

To further increase your knowledge of weather, check the corresponding lesson titled El Nino, La Nina & Walker Circulation. The lesson contains these objectives:

  • Identify what walker circulation is and when it occurs
  • Recall what el Nino is and how it impacts weather throughout the world
  • Review what la Nina is and what it does to weather
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