El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation

El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation

1st Edition - November 28, 1989

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  • Editor: S. Philander
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080570983

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Description

El Nino and the Southern Oscillation is by far the most striking phenomenon caused by the interplay of ocean and atmosphere. It can be explained neither in strictly oceanographic nor strictly meteorological terms. This volume provides a brief history of the subject, summarizes the oceanographic and meteorological observations and theories, and discusses the recent advances in computer modeling studies of the phenomenon.

Key Features

  • Includes a comprehensive and up-to-date research survey
  • Discusses in detail sophisticated computer models
  • Provides a clear exposition of the major problems which prevent more accurate predictions of El Nino

Readership

Physical oceanographers, meteorologists/climatologists, biological oceanographers, and marine biologists.

Table of Contents

  • The Southern Oscillation (Variability of the Tropical Atmosphere). Oceanic Variability in the Tropics. Oceanic Adjustment. I. Oceanic Adjustment. II. Models of Tropical Atmosphere. Interactions between the Ocean and Atmosphere. Bibliograpy.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 293
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: November 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080570983

About the Editor

S. Philander

Affiliations and Expertise

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University, New Jersey

About the Series Editors

James Holton

James R. Holton was Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington until his death in 2004. A member of the National Academies of Science, during his career he was awarded every major honor available in the atmospheric sciences including AGU’s Revelle Medal.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Renata Dmowska

Renata Dmowska works in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

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