El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation

Hardcover | November 28, 1989

byS. George PhilanderEditorJames R. Holton, Renata Dmowska

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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

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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 theor...

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The occurrence of El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation is by far the most striking phenomenon caused by the interplay of ocean and atmosphere. It can be explained in neither strictly oceanographic nor strictly meteorological terms.This comprehensive and up-to-date research survey should be of great interest to physical oceano...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:293 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 28, 1989Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0125532350

ISBN - 13:9780125532358

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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.

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'The book will be indispensible to anyone attempting to penetrate the large and confusing literature: Philander has made a good story of it.' (Science)