Teleconnections is a central concept in the scientific search for an improved understanding of potential linkages between weather and climate anomalies that occur over relatively large distances. The editors of this 1991 volume brought together contributions from experts in the field, which together provide a comprehensive review of this important subject. This book will be of importance to all professional scientists and researchers in climatology and meteorology, particularly those concerned with air-sea interactions and their environmental impacts and the physical basis for and societal responses to forecasting. Graduate students in environmental science, meteorology and climate-related impact assessments will also find the book useful.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction Michael H. Glantz; 2. General characteristics of El Nino-southern oscillation Kevin E. Trenberth; Part II. Regional case studies of teleconnections: physical aspects: 3. Brazil's climate anomalies and ENSO Pao-Shin Chu; 4. Australasia R. J. Allan; 5. West Africa Peter J. Lamb and Randy A. Peppler; 6. The Asian snow cover-monsoon-ENSO connection T. P. Barnett, L. Dumenil, U. Schlese, E. Roeckner and M. Latif; 7. Teleconnections in global rainfall anomalies: seasonal to inter-decadal time scales K. M. Lau and P. J. Sheu; Part III. Scientific Basis for Teleconnections: 8. El Nino and QBO influences on tropical cyclone activity William M. Gray and John D. Sheaffer; 9. The rudimentary theory of atmospheric teleconnections associated with ENSO Joseph J. Tribbia; 10. Observational aspects of ENSO cycle teleconnections Eugene M. Rasmusson; 11. Forecasting El Nino with a geophysical model Mark A. Cane; 12. Use of statistical methods in the search for teleconnections: past, present and future Barbara G. Brown and Richard W. Katz; Part IV. Regional Impacts of Climate Anomalies: Environmental and Societal Impacts: 13. Impact of ENSO events on the southeastern Pacific region with special reference to the interaction of fishing and climate variability Romulo Jordan S; 14. ENSO, monsson and drought in India George Kiladia and Suresh K. Sinha; 15. The shrimp fishery in the Gulf of Mexico: relation to climatic variability and global atmospheric patterns Marie E. White and Mary W. Downton; 16. Teleconnections and health Neville Nicholls; Part V. Implications for ENSO forecasts: 17. Teleconnections and their implications for long-range forecasts Neville Nicholls and Richard W. Katz; Index.