Currents of Change: El Nino's Impact On Climate and Society

Currents of Change: El Nino's Impact On Climate and Society

by Michael H. Glantz

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Currents of Change: El Nino's Impact On Climate and Society by Michael H. Glantz

Every year, extreme climatic problems occur around the globe, with droughts in some places and floods in others. Recently, we have come to recognise that some of these widely dispersed climatic extremes might have a common origin in the periodic warming of sea surface water in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. A century ago, Peruvian fishermen connected this appearance of warm water every December to changes in fish numbers and christened it 'El Niño', the Spanish term for the Christ Child. In some years, El Niño lingers, and seems to be connected with droughts in Australia, Brazil or India, reduced incidence of tropical hurricanes on the east coast of the US, and floods in Peru. Currents of Change explains in simple terms what El Niño is, how its effects might be forecast and its far reaching impacts on all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521576598
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. El Niño; 3. A tale of two histories; 4. The biography of El Niño; 5. The 1982-83 El Niño: a case of anomalous anomaly; 6. Forecasting El Niño; 7. Teleconnections; 8. Methods used to identify El Niño; 9. International science; 10. Why care about El Niño?; 11. 'In Their Own Words'; 12. Usable science; References.

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