do any of the biogeochemical cycles directly affect el Nino or la Nina? i am just wondering in case there is a question about this…
I don’t believe that any of the biogeochemical cycles have a big effect on el Nino or la Nina. However, el Nino and la Nina have a pretty big effect on the hydrologic (water) cycle, because it affects trade winds and controls where monsoons and droughts occur in places like Australia, Indonesia, and California.
okay that makes sense, perfect!
I’m just going to add to that: El Nino is the opposite of normal conditions while La Nina is the extreme version of normal conditions. The image below shows the flow of heat during all three conditions.