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EL NIÑO AND THE EQUATORIAL UNDERCURRENT
El Niño is a weather phenomenon that occurs in the Pacific Ocean, characterized by warmer than usual sea surface temperatures.
The Equatorial Undercurrent is a deep ocean current that flows eastward along the equator, beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
During El Niño events, the Equatorial Undercurrent weakens, allowing warm water to move eastward and causing changes in global weather patterns.
El Niño can cause droughts in some parts of the world, while causing flooding in others.
The Equatorial Undercurrent plays an important role in regulating global climate, by transporting heat from the western to the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Understanding the relationship between El Niño and the Equatorial Undercurrent is important for predicting and mitigating the impacts of climate change.