The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina


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El Niño is the _____ of the eastern Pacific Ocean, and La Niña is the _____.

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1. Rossby waves are

2. Which of the following is NOT true about ENSO events?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

El Nino and La Nina are the two components of the ENSO cycle, which consists of abnormal ocean temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the relationship between El Nino and La Nina. Some things you'll be assessed on include descriptions of both El Nino and La Nina, what Rossby waves are, and what is not true about ENSO events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The temperatures associated with El Nino and La Nina
  • What Rossby waves are
  • Characteristics of ENSO events
  • The cause of El Nino
  • What type of weather conditions La Nina creates

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause of El Nino
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the differences and relationship between El Nino and La Nina
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on El Nino and La Nina and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Discover the impact of the ENSO cycle by viewing the lesson named The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define El Nino and La Nina
  • Explain what causes ENSO cycles
  • Examine how El Nino and La Nina affects weather on land