El Nino : Overview and Bibliography

El Nino : Overview and Bibliography

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781590334126
  • DDC分類 551.4624

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The term El Nino (Spanish for "the Christ Child") was originally used by fishermen along the coasts of Ecuador and Peru to refer to a warm ocean current that typically appears around Christmastime and lasts for several months. Fish are less abundant during these warm intervals, yet in some years, however, the water is especially warm and the break in the fishing season persists into May or even June. El Nino also brings heavy rains. During the past 40 years, nine El Ninos have affected the South American coast. Most of them raised water temperatures not only along the coast, but also at the Galapagos islands and in a belt stretching 5000 miles across the equatorial Pacific. The weaker events raised sea temperatures only by one to two degrees Fahrenheit, but the strong ones, like the El Nino of 1982-83, left an imprint, not only upon the local weather and marine life, but also on climatic conditions around the globe. This book includes a detailed overview and bibliography with complete title, author and subject indexes.NER(01): GB IE

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
El Nino National Oceanic and Atmospheric 1 (4)
Administration
El Nino and Climate Prediction 5 (24)
Candace Gudmundson
Forecasting El Nino: Science's Gift to the 29 (12)
21st Century
Michael H. Glantz
Frequently-Asked-Questions about El Nino 41 (42)
William S. Kessler
Children of the Tropics: El Nino and La Nina 83 (14)
Bob Henson
Kevin E. Trenberth
Understanding and Predicting El Nino 97 (6)
Stephen E. Zebiak
Bibliography - Periodicals 103(76)
Bibliography - Books 179(14)
Index 193