GLOBE Connections

El Niño - GLOBE Overview

GLOBE is a great source of information related to the El Niño Southern Oscillation, or ENSO. It sponsors field campaigns designed to study the effects of ENSO with students and citizen scientists; the most recent campaign ended in 2018. Check out GLOBE materials at to explore this phenomenon. 

The links below provide information regarding previous ENSO field campaigns:

Science of El Nino

El Niño and La Niña are the warm and cool phases of a recurring climate pattern across the tropical Pacific—the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, or “ENSO” for short. The pattern can shift back and forth irregularly every two to seven years, and each phase triggers predictable disruptions of temperature, precipitation, and winds.These changes disrupt the large-scale air movements in the tropics, triggering a cascade of global side effects.

Death by El Nino Blog

The webinar, "HOW TO USE GLOBE TO UNDERSTAND EFFECTS OF EL NIÑO ON PEOPLE," reviews users through the development of an ENSO-related research project and provides real-world examples. 

Understanding Effects on People