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El Niño

Mark A. Cane

Title:
El Niño
Author(s):
Cane, Mark A.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Volume:
14
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Book/Journal Title:
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Abstract:
The connection between El Nino and climate is not restricted merely to the region directly touched by the El Nino current; rather, it is a global pattern of anomalies referred to as the Southern Oscillation. Major El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, such as those of 1891 or 1982, have profound global ecological, social, arid economic consequences. ENSO is also of scientific interest as the best-defined, most prominent signal in year-to-year climate variability. As such, it is widely perceived as an entree to a broader understanding of the atmosphere and ocean as a coupled climate system.
Subject(s):
Atmospheric sciences
Physical oceanography
Publisher DOI:
10.1146/annurev.ea.14.050186.000355
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