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

September 29, 2003 – September 15, 2004

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, North West Wing (Hall 25) Floor Plan

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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