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Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening April 17 – El Nino-Southern Oscillation and Hawaii’s Climate by Dr. Steven Businger & Kelly Lance

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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!

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theater at the Hanauma Bay Education Center.  Events are free and open to the public, with no charge for parking after 5:30 p.m.  We hope to see you on Thursday evening!  These programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.


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.



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