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The currents around the equator in the Pacific Ocean are cooler than average this year, which means we are experiencing the phenomenon known as La Niña. This oceanic and atmospheric cycle can bring good weather conditions, or poor ones, depending on where you live and your point of view.
Ski resort owners in the Pacific Northwest may be among those who are smiling at the news of La Niña winter. Dr. Heidi Cullen explains.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Watch >> ClimateCenter: La Niña Update
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This video explains the effects La Niña might have on different region of the United States. Since this was made in 2010, it would be interesting to gather data from these regions during 2010 and analyze whether what Heidi predicted came true.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator as to how the video is applied and the expectations after viewing it.
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