Oceanographic Events During El Niño
Mark A. Cane
- Oceanographic Events During El Niño
- Cane, Mark A.
- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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- El Niño events, the most spectacular instances of interannual variability in the ocean, have profound consequences for climate and the ocean ecosystem. The 1982-1983 El Niño is perhaps the strongest in this century. El Niño events usually have followed a predictable pattern, but the recent event differs markedly. The physical oceanography of this El Niño is described and compared with that of earlier events.
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