EL NIÑO'S CONNECTION TO AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION LEVELS
El Niño is a weather phenomenon that occurs every few years, characterized by warmer ocean temperatures in the Pacific.
El Niño can have a significant impact on air quality, particularly in areas that are already prone to high levels of pollution.
During El Niño years, there is often less rainfall in certain regions, which can lead to increased levels of dust and other particulate matter in the air.
In addition, El Niño can cause changes in wind patterns, which can affect the transport of pollutants and lead to higher concentrations in certain areas.
The effects of El Niño on air quality can have significant health impacts, particularly for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, and those with respiratory conditions.
Understanding the relationship between El Niño and air quality is important for policymakers and public health officials in order to mitigate the negative impacts of this weather phenomenon.