El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation by S. George PhilanderEl Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation by S. George Philander

El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation

byS. George PhilanderEditorJames R. Holton, Renata Dmowska

Hardcover | November 28, 1989

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El Nino and the Southern Oscillationis 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.

  • 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
Title:El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern OscillationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:293 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 28, 1989Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

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.

Editorial Reviews

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