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Forces of Change: Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach

July 19, 2002 – March 28, 2003

Museum: Natural History Museum

Location: 2nd Floor, North Gallery (Hall 25)

This exhibition uses the El Nino weather phenomenon to demonstrate the dynamic interrelations among the Earth's 4 components -- the geosphere (land), atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), and biosphere (life) -- and the effects of these components felt around the world.

Highlights include:

  • a multi-screen presentation of ground-based and satellite images, including recent views of Earth taken from space
  • weekly updates of an El Nino "watch"
  • ancient Peruvian artifacts that demonstrate the far-reaching cultural effects of El Nino
  • interactive displays where visitors can explore the work of Smithsonian scientists.

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