El Nino and the Southern Oscillation: Multiscale Variability and Global and Regional Impactsby Henry F. Diaz
Pub. Date: 11/09/2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon is a recurrent feature of the climate in tropical regions. In this volume leading experts summarize information gained over the past decade on diverse aspects of ENSO, which have led to marked improvements in forecasting. This volume compares ENSO's modern morphology and variability with its recent historic and… See more details below
The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon is a recurrent feature of the climate in tropical regions. In this volume leading experts summarize information gained over the past decade on diverse aspects of ENSO, which have led to marked improvements in forecasting. This volume compares ENSO's modern morphology and variability with its recent historic and prehistoric behavior. It expands and updates Diaz and Markgraf's earlier volume El Niño: Historical and Paleoclimatic Aspects of the Southern Oscillation (Cambridge University Press, 1992). Key features include new paleoclimate records and new information that links ENSO variability to aspects of human health.
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Table of ContentsPart I. Global and Regional Characteristics and Impacts of Enson Variability: 1. ENSO and climatic variability in the last 150 years R. Allan; 2. Understanding and predicting extratropical teleconnections related to ENSO M. Hoerling and A. Kumar; 3. Global modes of ENSO and non-ENSO sea surface temperature variability and their associations with climate D. B. Enfield and A. Nuñez-Mesta; 4. Multiscale streamflow variability associated with El Niño/Southern Oscillation M. D. Dettinger et al.; 5. El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the seasonal predictability of tropical cyclones C. W. Landsea; 6. Climate and ENSO variability associated with Vector-borne diseases in Colombia G. Poveda et al.; Part II. Long-Term Chances in ENSO Historical Paleoclimatic, and Theoretical Aspects: 7. The documentary historical record of El Niño events in Peru: an update of the Quinn Record (sixteenth through nineteenth centuries) L. Ortlieb; 8. Tree-ring records of past ENSO variability and forcing E. R. Cook et al.; 9. The tropical ice core record of ENSO L. G. Thompson et al.; 10. Long-term variability in the El Niño/Southern Oscillation and associated teleconnections M. E. Mann et al.; 11. Modulation of ENSO on decadal and longer time scales R. Kleeman and S. Power; 12. Global climate change and El Niño: a theoretical framework D.-Z. Sun; 13. The ENSO record in the Holocene: a synthesis V. Markgraf and H. F. Diaz.
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