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An Introduction to the Dynamics of El Nino & the Southern Oscillation

Edited By: Allan Clarke

Academic Press

Hardback | Feb 2008 | #172087 | ISBN-13: 9780120885480
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About this book

Many scientists either working on the El Ni#o /Southern Oscillation (ENSO) problem or its many applications have not been trained in the equatorial ocean and atmospheric dynamics necessary to understand it. This book seeks to overcome this difficulty by providing a step by step introduction to ENSO, helping the upper level graduate student or research scientist to learn quickly the ENSO basics and be up to date with the latest ENSO research. The text assumes that the reader has a knowledge of the equations of fluid mechanics on a rotating earth and emphasizes the observations and simple physical explanations of them.



Preface Introduction. ENSO in the Tropical Pacific. Equatorial Ocean Dynamics. Equatorial Wave Reflection from Pacific Ocean Boundaries. Wind-forced Equatorial Wave Theory and the Equatorial Ocean Response to ENSO Wind Forcing. Sea Surface Temperature, Deep Atmospheric Convection and ENSO Surface Winds. ENSO Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models. Phase-locking of ENSO to the Calendar Year. Upper Air Response to ENSO Heating and Atmospheric Teleconnections. ENSO Forecasting using Dynamical Models. ENSO Forecasting using Statistical Models. ENSO?s Influence on Marine and Bird Life. Appendix A. Empirical Orthogonal Function Analysis (Principal Component Analysis). Appendix B. Canonical Correlation Analysis (CCA).

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