El Nino 1997-1998: The Climate Event of the Century

Paperback | March 1, 2000

EditorStanley A. Changnon

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This book will cover the time span from the first indications of El Nino (May 1997) until its reversal (June 1998). The focus will be largely on the United States, where El Nino produced widespread changes in how the public perceives weather and in the accuracy of forecasts Among the keyissues it will examine are how the news media interpreted and dramatixed El Nino and the reaction both of the public and decision-makers (the latter based on interviews with agribusiness, utilities, water management agencies, etc.); the scientific issues emerging from the event; and the social andeconomic consequences of the event. Finally, it will suggest what can and should be done when El Nino occurs in the future.

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This book will cover the time span from the first indications of El Nino (May 1997) until its reversal (June 1998). The focus will be largely on the United States, where El Nino produced widespread changes in how the public perceives weather and in the accuracy of forecasts Among the keyissues it will examine are how the news media in...

Stanley A. Changnon is at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AbbreviationsContributors1. Stanley A. Changnon: What Made El Nino 1997-1998 Famous? The Key Events Associated with a Unique Climate Event2. Vernon E. Kousky and Gerald D. Bell: Causes, Predictions, and Outcomes of El Nino 1997-19983. Lee Wilkins: Was El Nino a Weather Metaphor--A Signal for Global Warming?4. Stanley A. Changnon: The Scientific Issues Associated with El Nino 1997-19985. David Changnon: Who Used and Benefited from the El Nino Forecasts?6. Stanley A. Changnon: Impacts of El Nino's Weather7. Roger A. Pielke, Jr.: Policy Responses to El Nino 1997-1998: Implications for Forecast Value and the Future of Climate Services8. Stanley A. Changnon et al.: Summary: Surprises, Lessons Learned, and the Legacy of El Nino 1997-1998Index

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"Multidisciplinary books, such as this one , which not only attempt a broad approach but also reach a wide audience, must be encouraged. I enjoyed the book. . .and would recommend it for undergraduate course work. It is a good example to the new generation of scientists that they mustacknowledge the wider framework in which science operates."--International Journal of Climatology