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So we've been given a question in Geography about El Nino.

I'm trying to find articles on the internet with more info but not much use.

I was wondering if anyone could give me some extra info.... the question is:

Give arguments to describe why an El Nino can at the same time cause a drought and forest fires in Indonesia and heavy flooding in California?

Any help much appreciated thanks.

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I know EVERY teacher tells you not to do this, but hey its encouraged at university! Go to Wikipedia and follow the links to their Refrences then cite the refrence they've used. Trust me wikipedia is your best friend.

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I am guessing you are doing the Edexcel syllabus? I did the same at AS, absolutely hated it. Completely destroyed my enthusiasm for Geography! But yeah, as Sammie said, we were told NEVER to use Wikipedia, but I don't see the problem as long as it has a citation!

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Thanks for the replies.

Nick, so far it's been quite interesting.... but we'll see :lol:

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Thanks for the replies.

Nick, so far it's been quite interesting.... but we'll see :lol:

Hi Shaun,

Here are a few links that may be of some help.

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/impacts/warm_impacts.shtml

http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/enso/enso.education.html

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/ensocycle/enso_cycle.shtml

c

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Im doing the same course as well, so far so good, then again i have only been doing it two weeks :)

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Thanks for the replies.

Nick, so far it's been quite interesting.... but we'll see tongue.gif

The Geographical Investigations paper (if you are doing the same course as I did) is the worst. An hour to write 6 mini essays, but the exam board have admitted they were wrong and extended it to a whopping 1 hour 15 mins...

Overall I got a C (scraped it though) and an E in that particular paper. I got an A* at GCSE, shows what a horrible course it is.

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I know EVERY teacher tells you not to do this, but hey its encouraged at university! Go to Wikipedia and follow the links to their Refrences then cite the refrence they've used. Trust me wikipedia is your best friend.

By who? your teaching staff ? :nonono:

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By who? your teaching staff ? ;)

...who else the cleaners? The thing about wiki is the references used are GOOD they are research papers and well trusted information centres. Going to the wiki page and going to the bottom and tracking back the information to the original saves you hours of searching the internets / google scholar / journal sites like pub med for research essays and large reports. I don’t have time to spend hours trawling though hundreds of thousands of results. Since wiki can be edited by anyone you can’t cite the wiki page but there is absolutely nothing wrong with going back to the original reference and papers used and using them as sources.

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Yeah I totally agree with Sammie. If the information is referenced to a link that looks half decent then there should be no problem. The problems arise when the information is not backed up by a link and any random person could have typed it up.

Wikipedia is great when stuff is backed up with links.

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