Subtle changes in the interplay of wind and water in the tropical Pacific can affect local ecosystems and human lives in far flung regions of the globe. Some of the documented environmental impacts of the 1982-1983 El Niño event, the strongest thus far this century, are indicated by symbols on this global map. Some of the icons within the globe are hyperlinked. Click on an icon of interest; if it isn't active yet, the map will take you back to the monograph page. As more photographs and narratives are received, they will be added to this map.
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Click on the following links to download a postscript file of the images shown above: Marine Life Floods Coastal Erosion Drought Coral Reefs Birds Forest Fires Tropical Storms Peruvian Anchovy Fishery