Aloha Thursday Evening Patrons,
Just a reminder! On Thursday evening April 17th, the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program continues its public outreach series at the City and County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.
Thursday April 17,
El Nino – Southern Oscillation and Hawaii’s Climate
Dr. Steven Businger, Professor, Department of Meteorology, UHM & Kelly Lance, Meteorology Student, UHM
El Nino is a prolonged warming of Pacific waters and generally leads to warmer and drier winters for the Hawaiian Islands. Typically, this anomaly happens at irregular intervals of two to seven years, and lasts nine months to two years. There is a phase called El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which refers to variations in the temperature of the surface of the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean (El Nino and La Nina) and in air surface pressure in the tropical western Pacific. Mechanisms that cause this oscillation remain under investigation. To learn more simply show up next Thursday!
For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org.