Affected by El Niño

El Niño is the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (commonly called ENSO) and is associated with a band of warm ocean water that develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific, including off the Pacific coast of South America. ENSO cycle, both El Niño and La Niña, causes global changes of both temperatures and rainfall. Developing countries dependent upon agriculture and fishing, particularly those bordering the Pacific Ocean, are the most affected
(source: Wikipedia)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Chan Chan The earthen construction of the city, as well as environmental conditions, including extreme climatic conditions caused by El Niño phenomenon, renders the archaeological site susceptible to decay and deterioration. (AB ev)
Galapagos Islands Crit ix: "the Marine Reserve, situated at the confluence of 3 major eastern Pacific currents and influenced by climatic phenomena such as El Niño, has had major evolutionary consequences and provides important clues about species evolution under changing conditions"
Great Barrier Reef "Great Barrier Reef's recent El Nino-triggered mass coral bleaching "
Kinabalu Park The high species diversity of Kinabalu results from a number of factors ... the frequent climate oscillations influenced by El Niño events (AB ev)
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Banaue rice terraces
Rock Islands The extreme El Nino event that has wrought havoc across the Pacific is being blamed for decimating Palau's Jellyfish Lake - see


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