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El Niño events collected works (1968-1993) of William H. Quinn by William Hewes Quinn

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Published by College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science. Oregon State University in Corvallis, Or .
Written in English


  • Southern oscillation.,
  • El Niño Current.

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Other titlesCollected works (1968-1993) of William H. Quinn.
Statementcompiled by Victor T. Neal and Steve Neshyba.
ContributionsNeal, Victor T., Neshyba, Steve., Oregon State University. College of Oceanography.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. :
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Open LibraryOL15406752M

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El Niño reportedly takes place every 2 to 7 years and can last from months to a period of up to two years. It is also referred to as the warm phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation cycle (ENSO). The ocean warming off South American coast is a prime example of an El Niño event.   The study adds to growing evidence that “El Nino events are becoming stronger under continued climate change,” said Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb, who wasn’t part . Can We Blame El Niño for These Events? People have noticed that when the Pacific Ocean is unusually warm near the beginning of the year, certain things are more likely to happen. These events are linked to a Pacific Ocean phenomenon known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). NOAA: Extreme Weather: US Army Corps of Engineers Coastal.   Unlike the CT El Niño events, some El Niño events have larger SST anomalies in the central Pacific, while the eastern Pacific SST anomaly is still positive but small. The events of –78, –91, –95, –03, and –05 fall under this group. For these events, Niño-4 SST is appropriate to measure their intensity.

Severe El Niño events can be economically disruptive worldwide; those of –83, –98, and –16 are regarded as the three strongest on record. The most devastating events have caused droughts in such areas as Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the W Pacific, flooding along the Pacific coast of South America, in. The chapters trace El Niño’s position in world history from its role in the revolution in Australian Aboriginal Culture at 5, BP to the ‘Godzilla’ event. It ends with a discussion of El Niño in the current media, which is as much a product of the public imagination as it is a natural process.   Extraordinarily strong El Niño events, such as those of / and /, cause havoc with weather around the world, adversely influence terrestrial and marine ecosystems in a number of regions and have major socio-economic impacts. Here we show by means of climate model integrations that El Niño events may be boosted by global warming. The connection between Earth’s oceans and atmosphere has a direct impact on the weather and climate conditions we experience. El Niño and La Niña, together called the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), are periodic departures from expected sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the equatorial Pacific warmer or cooler than normal ocean temperatures can affect weather patterns.