Q: 52 (IAS/2011)

La Nina is suspected to have caused recent floods in Australia. How is La Nina different from EI Nino?
1. La Nia is characterised by unusually cold ocean temperature in equatorial Indian Ocean whereas EI Nino is characterised by unusually warm ocean temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
2. El Nino has adverse effect on southwest monsoon of India, but La Nina has no effect on monsoon climate.
Which of the statements given above is/ correct?
question_subject: 
Geography
question_year: 
2011
question_exam: 
IAS
question_sub_subject: 
Physical Geography
question_topic: 
Hydrosphere
stats: 
0,2680,4480,1864,1144,1472,2680