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Question 1. The phenomena known as El Niño:

Answer: The phenomena known as El Niño commonly occurs around Christmastime every 4 to 7 years, is indicated by a warming of the waters off the coast of Peru, and is indicated by a slowing down or reversal of the trade-winds.

Question 2. The movement of cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface of the ocean is referred to as:

Answer: The movement of cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface of the ocean is referred to as upwelling.

Question 3. El Niño affects weather patterns:

Answer: El Niño affects weather patterns worldwide.

Question 4. Which of the following is not a negative impact of El Niño?

Answer: The abundance of fish off the coast of Peru is not a negative impact of El Niño.

Question 5. We have a better understanding now of El Niño than ever before. This is a direct result of:

Answer: We have a better understanding now of El Niño than ever before. This is a direct result of data collected by the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite altimeter.