Tag: El Nino
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This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the upcoming Earth Day on April 22nd and the many events that look to increase awareness of the environment and the technologies that can be used to protect it; a new mobile game called "Save the Park" that introduces children to national parks and environmental stewardship; the effect of El Niño events on marine plant life; industry news from AGI, Esri, Maptiks, East View Geospatial and PCI Geomatics; a video about the history of Earth Day and its impacts; and more.
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This winter, areas across the globe experienced a shift in rain patterns due to the natural weather phenomenon known as El Niño. New NASA visualizations of rainfall data show the various changes to California. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, El Niño was expected to produce wetter-than-average conditions from December 2015 to February 2016. Scientists refer to historical weather patterns and to look at trends of where precipitation normally occurs during El Niño events. Also, several factors—not just El Niño—can contribute to unusual weather pattern.