How Do Storms Affect Coastlines?
ES1608  Effects of El Niño Storms

  !   Click each dot to see photographs of the coast before and after El Niño storms.

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4. Compare the images of coastal areas before and after storms associated with El Niño, in the winter of 1997-98. Describe changes that occurred at each location.

5. In these photos, where do you think the sediments that increased the beach areas came from?

6. Describe how the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere interact to affect coastlines.


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